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.