Chocolate, date and tangelo bliss balls

Serves: Makes 16 balls
Prep: 20 minutes + 1 hour chilling

Chocolate, date and tangelo bliss balls

The light citrus flavour of these bliss balls is so delicious, and goes so well with the rich chocolate flavour!

The volume of dates may seem like a lot, but use regular baking dates, not medjool dates in this recipe. I love having these bliss balls in the fridge for an afternoon sweet treat with a cup of tea. Use oranges if tangelos aren’t in season.


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Bliss balls

  • pecans 50 grams
  • desiccated coconut ⅓ cup
  • pitted dates 20
  • cacao powder ⅓ cup
  • tangelo zest 1 tablespoon


  • pecans ¼ cup
  • desiccated coconut ¼ cup
  • tangelo zest 1 teaspoon


Bliss balls:

  1. In a food processor whizz pecans, coconut and dates until finely chopped.
  2. Add cacao powder and tangelo zest and whizz until the mixture forms an evenly mixed ball.
  3. Roll the mixture into about 16 walnut-sized (20g) balls.


  1. Whizz pecans, coconut and tangelo zest until fine crumbs.
  2. Roll the balls in the crumbs and chill for at least 1 hour.