Nut-free bliss balls


Allergy-friendly school snacks and in between meal times can be challenging. SugarByHalf ambassador Keren Slutzkin suggests keeping some bliss balls in the fridge for something easy to grab and go.

One ball will satisfy thanks to the goodness from the healthy fats of the coconut and the protein source from the powder. It's a fun way to get this kids involved by having them help roll the balls.


6 Medjool dates, pitted

½ cup desiccated coconut (plus extra for rolling)

¼ cup chocolate protein powder

2 tablespoons raw cacao (or substitute cocoa)

1/3 cup coconut oil


Mix all ingredients together in a blender until it is smooth and well combined. Using slightly damp hands, take approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture and shape into balls. Roll in the desiccated coconut and store in glass container in the fridge.


If you're seeking a bliss ball recipe without protein powder and packed with good fibre from veggies and seeds, check out Keren's Carrot Cake Bliss Balls.

Keren Slutzkin is a SugarByHalf ambassador and founder of Vital Assurance