Updated: Apr 22
These cookie dough bliss balls are bliss!
Cookie dough would have to be one of my favourite treats. It was always my mix-in at Cold Rock Ice Creamery when I was a kid, and these days I can never go past Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream. Even when I have to share with my husband we always get the Half Baked flavour so he can have the chocolate brownie bits and I can dig out the cookie dough pieces!
This bliss ball recipe was a happy accident when the combination of nuts I used turned out to taste like cookie dough. Stoked! Then I decided to coat them in chocolate because, well, chocolate!
I know they must be good because hubby has already eaten eight and I only made them yesterday.
The most important ingredient in this recipe are the walnuts so don’t be tempted to remove or substitute them. I generally don’t like walnuts on their own, but they are what helps to give these bliss balls the buttery flavour!
Here’s the recipe –
Choc-coated cookie dough bliss balls
1/2 cup of raw walnuts
1/4 cup of raw almonds
1/4 cup of raw cashews
5 pitted Medjool dates
2 tablespoons of chia seeds (leave these out for a more authentic cookie-dough texture and appearance but I like to add them for extra nutrients)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (not essence)
Good pinch of salt
Chocolate layer from my raw chocolate peanut butter slice recipe, minus the crushed peanuts
Pulse ingredients for balls in a Vitamix, blender or food processor until its soft and crumbly and sticks together like a dough.
Roll heaped teaspoons into balls and place in freezer to chill.
Prepare chocolate coating and while it’s still runny, roll the balls in the mixture to coat and place them on a sheet of baking paper (they’ll stick if you just use a plate). The chocolate should harden almost straight away as the balls will be cold from the freezer. You can even double-coat them if you like! I did!
Keep them in the fridge to snack on whenever you feel like a treat! I love the cracking of the chocolate coating when you bite into them as it reminds me of the ice-cream topping, Ice Magic.