Double Chocolate Bliss Balls

Double Chocolate and Teff Bliss Balls_54cb69ed
Serves: 18
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

Are you craving some date packed bliss balls that are normally so problematic? Well, the problem is solved, so now you can indulge in these delicious, chocolaty treats from time to time without having to worry about FODMAPs! Teff is a cereal with the healthy benefits of dietary fibre, calcium, iron and protein. Toasting teff gives it a delectable crunch and makes it a perfect coating for these easy to make balls. These bliss balls keep well and are great snacks at any time of the day, good in lunch-boxes, go really well with coffee and kids will love them too.


1 cup dry, roasted, unsalted macadamias

154 g 5.4 oz

½ cup dried cranberries

77 g 2.7 oz

2½  Tbsp teff seeds, roasted

27 g 3 oz

¼ cup pure maple syrup

77 g 2.7 oz

Tbsp cacao powder

23 g 0.8 oz

¾ tsp pure vanilla extract

1 g 0.1 oz

⅓ cup dark chocolate, finely chopped

40 g 1.4 oz

Extra toasted teff/chia seeds, desiccated coconut or cacao powder (optional)


  1. Toast teff seeds in a frying pan over medium-low heat until they start to pop. Instantly remove from heat. 

  2. Coarsely crush or chop macadamias.

  3. Blitz macadamias, cranberries, maple syrup, cacao, vanilla and salt in a food processor at high speed to produce a sticky crumb mixture. Be careful NOT to overmix.

  4. Remove mix from the processor and add the dark chocolate and mix to just combine but maintain the chocolate pieces.

  5. Using slightly oiled hands, press and roll about half a desert spoon of mixture into balls.

  6. Coat balls (optional) in some toasted teff/chia/desiccated coconut/cacao powder and place on a tray lined with non-stick paper.

  7. Place the balls in an airtight container in the fridge to store


    • Chia seeds can be used as an alternative to teff if unavailable. 
    • A really easy way to coat the balls is to place the teff seeds in a plastic bag (make sure there are no holes). Simply drop the rolled balls into a bag and gently shake.
    • If you don’t have a food processor, roughly chop the cranberries and mix in a bowl using your hand wearing a food-grade glove.
    • For a nut free version, substitute macadamias with roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) and/or roasted sunflower seeds.
    • Add some orange zest to give a classic ‘jaffa’ flavour.

    Nutrition Information (per serve)
    Energy 414 Kj / 99 cal
    Protein 1.10g
    Carbohydrates 7.40g
    Sugar 3.80g
    Total Fat 7.40g
    Saturated Fat 1.40g
    Fibre 0.80g
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