Red, White, and Blue Date Bliss Balls

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Written by Ruby

Happy 244th birthday America 🇺🇸Normally we spend the Fourth out on the beach or at a bbq, but this year is obviously going to be quite different! COVID-19 is still on the loose...so please stay safe, wear a mask, and social distance to protect yourself and others. Yet, we can still celebrate with an easy (and, let's be honest, last-minute) chocolate bliss ball recipe to share with friends and family (or honestly just eat all yourself) 😉
 
date bliss balls
 
The best part about this dessert is being able to customize the different elements depending on your taste buds, except for the dates of course! You can add coconut, vegan caramel, chia seeds, and even more chocolate 🍫 With that said, here are the main ingredients:
 
    1. Joolies Whole Dates (Or Pitted Dates)
      • Duh. Dates are literally everything in this recipe—being the main reason why they hold together, able to bind to the coating, and taste so darn delicious.
    2. Your Favorite Kind of Nuts
      • We used walnuts in this recipe for some extra antioxidant brain power, but you could really use any tree nut!
    3. Cacao Powder
      • All natural cacao is the underrated star of the show. The rich flavor in combo with the sweet dates makes you feel like you're eating truffles somewhere in the Italian countryside.

Don't fret if your Fourth plans got canceled, the bottom line is that you can always save this chocolate bliss ball recipe for another time ✨ You can choose any color you like as well—not just red, white, and blue! 

If you can't make it to the store this week, you can buy always buy Medjool dates online and have them shipped to your door from Joolies.com!

Be sure to tag us on Instagram and Pinterest so we can see all your date-able recreations! And you can always comment below 💕
 
date bliss balls
 

Red, White, and Blue Date Bliss Balls

Paleo & Vegan

  • prep time: 30-60 minutes
  • assembly time: 30 minutes
  • total time: 60 minutes
Servings: 12
 
INGREDIENTS:
  • one box Joolies dates
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup walnuts (or any nut)
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Coating:

  • coconut flour
  • plant-based food coloring
  • optional:
    • red sprinkles
    • blue sprinkles
    • white sprinkles
DIRECTIONS:
  1. In a small bowl, soak pitted dates in water for 30-60 minutes. The longer they soak, the softer they will be!

  2. Using a food processor (or hand chop), pulse blend all of the base ingredients. We still like them to be a little chunky, so don't blend them too much if you like 'em this way!

  3. Once it has reached desired consistency, use a spatula to transfer the batter into a large bowl.

  4. Use your (clean) hands to roll into about golf ball-sized balls. Should make about 12-15!

  5. For the coating, separate out three small bowls or mugs and fill with about 1/2 cup coconut flour in each.
  6. Grab your food coloring and add a few (2-3) drops of coloring to the flour for blue and red designated mugs. The coconut flour for the white color will not be touched!
  7. Use a fork or small whisk to blend the dye into the flour. Go slow, adding dye as you go, until the flour is the desired color.
    1. Optional: Add in red sprinkles to red color for added texture and pizazz!
  8. Once all 3 flours are complete, take one ball and roll in flour until it is fully covered.
  9. Do the same for all 3 colors. If you made 12, there will be 4 of each color!