Packed full of strawberry flavour, this irresistible strawberry bliss ball recipe contains easy ingredients and can be ready to eat in less than 5 minutes! Containing chewy dates, berries and sunflower seeds, they are also free from nuts and refined sugars and don’t contain any nasty ingredients. But your kids won’t know this; they taste like strawberry cake balls!
Easy bliss balls
These easy bliss balls (also called energy balls, raw balls or energy bites) are super easy to make, incredibly delicious and make a lovely bite sized snack that your whole family will love! With healthy ingredients and free from many common allergens, vegan bliss balls are the perfect snack to pop into lunchboxes, for an afternoon snack or even as part of a healthy breakfast!
Being a busy (but not always organised!) mum, I am always a huge fan of healthy and nutritious snacks for my family. And like this strawberry bliss ball recipe, anything that can be made in bulk and stored in the freezer for convenient grab-and-go snacks is a winner for me!
Kids love them and being nut free, these healthy bliss balls make a safe and nutritious snack for school lunches.
Because all four of my kids attend school or other centres that have nut-free food policies, none of the bliss ball recipes on The Cooking Collective contain nuts. Being bite sized, these energy balls make a great portable travel snack for little fingers to hold. They are a fun recipe to make with kids, and there is NO baking involved! From start to finish, they are ready to go in less than 5 minutes, with minimal mess.
To me, these strawberry, coconut and date bliss balls taste like strawberry cake balls. They make a tasty, healthy and naturally sweet treat with no refined sugars that everyone is sure to love.
How to make a healthy bliss ball recipe;
These bliss ball recipe is made without any nuts, dairy or refined sugars. Instead, they are held together by mixing sticky dates together with oats and other ingredients. Being free from common allergens, these strawberry bliss balls make a perfect choice for lunchboxes.
These raw balls are made with the following ingredients;
- Strawberries. For the intense strawberry flavour found in this bliss ball recipe, I used both dehydrated/freeze dried strawberries and fresh strawberries. Freeze dried strawberries can also be found in most supermarkets and health food stores. For their strong flavour, freeze dried berries are highly recommended. However, if you don’t have any, skip this step and use 1 cup of frozen strawberries instead.
- Sunflower seeds.
- Medjool dates. You can find medjool dates in most supermarkets and health food stores. Medjool dates are juicier and more plump than regular dates. Regular dates can be used instead, however you will need to increase the quantity and soak them in water for one hour and drain before use.
- Desiccated coconut.
- Acai powder is added to this recipe for extra antioxidants, fiber and vitamins.
- Maple syrup. One tablespoon of maple syrup or any other preferred sweetener of choice can be used if the mixture isn’t sticky enough.
For the easiest snack recipe ever, simply blend the dried strawberries and sunflower seeds into a food processor and blitz until fine. Then add the remaining ingredients into the food processor and blend for a few minutes. During this time, the ingredients will break down and the mixture will start sticking together.
Then, simply roll into little strawberry balls and coat in a little extra coconut or even cacao powder, if desired. Super easy!
Can you freeze strawberry balls
These strawberry and date bliss balls can be made ahead in batches and stored in the fridge for up to a week, or frozen in an airtight container for up to three months. This recipe makes around 16 balls, but the ingredients can also multiplied to make more, for bulk freezer snacks and easy lunches.
Being such a quick and easy snack, bliss balls make a great recipe to make ahead and store in your freezer. To save time in the kitchen and money throughout the school term, try making bliss balls in bulk every school holidays! Within an hour, you can make enough bliss balls to last an entire school term. Try making a couple of different flavours with the recipes included below!
To freeze these balls, simply place them to an airtight container and separate the layers with baking paper. On busy school mornings, they can be added to lunchboxes in no time at all and be thawed by snack time. No wrapping required!
Other bliss ball recipes that you will love
Try these other nut free bliss balls to satisfy your sweet tooth and for lunchbox snacks that kids and adults will love!
- Raspberry and coconut bliss balls
- Salted caramel bliss balls
- Apricot and coconut
- Lemon delicious bliss balls
- Chocolate mint
- Apple pie
Or, try this freezer friendly and nut free school lunch e-book, full of snacks that can be made in bulk!
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Strawberry Bliss Ball Recipe
- ¼ cup freeze dried strawberries 45 grams. Or substitute for 1 cup frozen strawberries.
- 4 strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- 2 cup desiccated coconut
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- 10 medjool dates pitted
- 3 tbsp acai powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup optional
- additional coconut, for rolling
- Place the freeze dried strawberries and sunflower seeds into a food processor and blend until fine.
- Place the remaining ingredients into the food processor and blitz on high speed until the mixture breaks down and sticks together.
- Roll the mixture in your hands into bite sized balls. Roll in extra coconut and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer until required.