Date, Sultana & Oat Bliss Balls

Date, Sultana & Oat Bliss Balls

I love experimenting with ingredients that I have on hand.  It means that I get to use up all those bits and pieces I have hanging around in the cupboard which leads to saving money and making a new variation of a already favourite recipe.

I have made date and seed balls previously but decided to make do with what I had to create a new variation, Date, Sultana and Oat Bliss Balls.  They were a big hit with the family.  They are a great “fake chocolate” for after dinner and perfect for the lunchbox for the little and big kids.


1 Cup Dates
1 Cup Sultanas
1 -2 Tbs Water
1/4 Cup Cocoa
1/2 Cup Oats
1/2 Cup desiccated Coconut plus extra for rolling


1. Place the dates and sultanas into the bowl of a food processor and process for 1 minute.  Add the water and process for a further 30 seconds. You want it to be sticky but still together.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until it all starts to come together.
3. Take tablespoon size amounts of the mix and roll into balls, then coat in the extra coconut. Repeat until all the mix is used.

Makes 20-24
Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Alternatively these can be frozen for up to 3 months in zip lock bags.

Date, Sultana & Oat Bliss Balls

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11 Responses to Date, Sultana & Oat Bliss Balls

  1. Dannielle @ Zamamabakes March 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    Yes I need some of this fake chocolate for after dinner treats lunch boxes! Love it!
    Thanks for joining in with all the Fabulous Foodie Fridays Fun. Have a beautiful weekend xx

  2. DebH March 27, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    Lovely change, using oats rather than nuts. Will have to try.

  3. Jen April 7, 2015 at 11:17 pm #

    Are the dates fresh or dried for this recipe?

    • Amanda April 8, 2015 at 6:44 pm #

      They are dried dates.

      • Sarah June 1, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

        I just made mine with fresh dates…perfect!

  4. Michelle May 9, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    My kids love these! They think it’s a treat to fet a ‘chocolate ball!’

  5. Michelle May 9, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    My kids love these! They think it’s a treat to get a ‘chocolate ball!’

  6. Michelle May 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    What sort of food processor does everyone use for this? I have a mini processor brand new but it stopped working on our fourth batch. Wondering if I need something stronger??

    • Joanne November 11, 2015 at 10:13 am #

      I used my handheld processor and had the same issue first time around. Second time around I soaked the dates in boiling water for 10-15 mins and omitted most of the water required later in the recipe. Good luck!

  7. Ash June 11, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    Do you have any suggestions for replacing the dates? Would dried apricots work?

  8. Amanda February 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    Just subbed the cocoa for cacao and sprinkled black chia seeds through the mix before mixing!!! Delish!!!

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