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Chocolate Tahini Bliss Balls

nut-free made with Pumpkin Seeds

These nut-free bliss balls make a delicious mineral-rich sweet treat high in zinc and iron ~ fabulous food as medicine!


Roll the bliss balls in whatever coating you like, or you can press them into moulds or a bar-style shape; coat the top with coconut and seeds, let them set in the fridge, then slice.

  • Servesmakes 30 small bites
  • Cooks in 0
  • Prep time 20 mins
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    Red meat, poultry, liver, fish, shellfish - sardines, 
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    Quinoa, Teff, Oats, Buckwheat, Rice, Millet, Barley, Wheat
    Seeds pumpkin & squash, pistachios, hemp, flax, almonds, cashews, cacao, dark chocolate,
    Dried fruits apricots, raisins, molasses

  • Zinc
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    Recipes are nut-free. Nuts allergies are common and can cause serious inflammation for people with a nut allergy. Nuts include tree nuts and peanuts.

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  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • ⅓ cup cacao | cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup raisins | currants


  • Coat in shredded coconut, seeds, cacao or berry powder



Chocolate Tahini Bliss Balls


ADD all ingredients to a food processor, and blitz for 45 sec to 1½ mins until the mix is well-blended dough. 


ADD tahini or maple syrup if you need a little moisture, so your mixture will stick together well when rolled into a ball.  Scrape sides down a few times to ensure the mixture is evenly smooth and well combined.


TASTE and adjust sweetness | nuttiness, and chocolate to your liking.  As you add things, the texture will change & may need balancing.


ROLL into small bite-sized balls.


COAT rolled balls in the fine coconut, seeds or cacao powder as you like.  Do this by putting the coating into little bowls and rolling around the bliss balls to coat.


STORE in an airtight container in the fridge – they need to chill and firm up before serving.


SERVE as part of a dessert spread with fruit salad, a sweet treat snack, or an energy bite.


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Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

SWAP PUMPKIN SEEDS for sunflower seeds or nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, peanuts, pistachios.


SWAP RAISINS for dried fruits like dates, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, figs, sultanas, prunes, currants.


SWAP MAPLE SYRUP for honey, brown rice, yacon or sorghum syrup or golden cane sugar syrup.


ADD FREEZE-DRIED berry powder – blueberries, acai or grind freeze-dried blueberries make beautiful blueberry “dust”.


USE UNSWEETENED CACAO or cocoa powder.  Please try to buy Fair-trade Chocolate to support the farmers who grow our food.

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