Raw Raisin Chocolate Bliss Balls

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Seeing as I'm almost 1 week into my sugar-free month, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share my current go-to sugar-free treat! Because it's hard to quit sugar (i.e. chocolate), let me tell you.

For this recipe, you will only need 3 ingredients that are probably already in your cupboard, and 5 minutes of your time. Let's go!


Preparation time: 5 mins
Main ingredients: raisins, nuts, cocoa powder
difficulty level: easy
makes: 12 - 15 balls
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, sugar-free


180g or 1 heaped cup raisins (dates would work too, but the taste is very different)
70g or 3/4 cup ground almonds or ground hazelnuts *
20g or 3-4 tbsp cocoa powder
30g or 1/4 cup walnut halves (optional)
pinch of cinnamon (optional) 
* you can grind them in your blender or food processor.



In a food processor or a high-quality blender, process your raisins, ground nuts and cocoa powder. I added a pinch of cinnamon for some warming spice. If you have some walnuts, add those too.

Process everything for a minute or two until the dry, crumbly mixture turns into a softer, dough-like consistency. This might take a while, but it will happen!

Press the mix into 1/2 - 1 tbsp sized balls with your hands. Then lick your fingers – nom!

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks (mine will be gone in about two days), or in the freezer for several months.

If you like, you can roll your balls in some more cocoa powder (I prefer them plain).
- Add in a little bit of pure vanilla essence for even more sweetness – but trust me, these babies are sweet as is. Definitely sweeter than date balls!
- I like to put them in the fridge until cold and firm, around 30 minutes, before eating them. 
-  For a fat-free version you could probably replace the nut meal with oats I haven't yet tried that though