Date and Seed Bliss Balls

The original recipe for these can be seen here in the photo. I made them with the nuts and used milo in place of the chocolate whey the first time I made them and they were delicious. They tasted like a chocolate nut ball. Both the boys loved them too and they had no idea that it was dates they were eating.

The only problem is that dates are high in fibre therefore a natural laxative so the littlies need to eat these in moderation.

I have reworked the recipe and switched the nuts for seeds so that they are lunchbox friendly.



1-2 Cups Dates, pitted
3/4 Cup mixed seeds (I used sunflower and sesame) you could use pepitas (pumpkin seeds), chia etc.
2 Tbs Milo
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
1 Tbs Cocoa
1 Tsp Cinnamon


1. In a food processor place the seeds and process with the chopping blade for a good minute until they resemble bread crumbs.
2. Add the dates, milo, vanilla essence, cinnamon and cocoa and process for a further minute.
The mix will look dry and separated, that is how it should be.
3. Remove the blade and take small handfuls of the mixture and start to work it in your hands to form a bite sized ball.
It will take a little of squeezing and rolling to get the mix to come together.

Store in a sealed container in the fridge. These should last up to two weeks (that’s if they aren’t eaten before hand)

Makes approx: 20 bite sized balls

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7 Responses to Date and Seed Bliss Balls

  1. Polly March 26, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Oh that’s a fantastic rework, I’ve been wanting to make these but didn’t see the point if I couldn’t send them to school.

  2. Anonymous January 13, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    Where do you get chocolate whey?

  3. Anonymous January 13, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    You don’t need the whey powder with the milo seed version. But health food store would stock it.

  4. Amanda Voisey January 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    That’s correct I reworked the original recipe to make it kid friendly and also use normal pantry ingredients, but as the above reader mentioned it is found at health food stores.

  5. Rina June 19, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    Hi can you give me an idea to make a healthy sandwich for the kids for lunch birthday parties
    Thank you

  6. Jaime July 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    Do you know what milo might be called in the US?

    • Amanda July 27, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

      I don’t sorry. It is a semi dissolvable energy chocolate drink. you can also use cocoa

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