Vegan chocolate peanut protein balls, just like snickers in bite form!
When life gets busy, you make your favourite dessert into bite-sized snacks! These snickers bliss balls are extremely easy to make, are super satisfying and have the perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness.
These bliss balls are based on my snickers cheesecake, which are one of the most popular desserts in my cake business. I love it because it's got a perfect balance of all worlds. It's got a sweet layer of caramel slice, satiating crunchy peanuts and smooth cheesecake. (you can get the recipe for this snickers cheesecake from my ebook):
In order to simplify things, I came up with these snickers bliss balls. In one bite, you are instantly satiated by a not-too-sweet peanuty brownie filling and a crisp peanut crumbs.
I made this recipe for a local cafe/restaurant and they were SO ridiculously popular! My partner, who doesn't really eat peanut butter, even devoured 6 of these in one sitting!
Snickers bliss balls
- 3 cups peanuts, (I used unsalted blanched roasted peanuts)
- 1 ¼ cup dates, soaked in water overnight
- ½ cup cocoa or raw cacao powder
- 2 tbsp coconut nectar, to taste
- Pinch of salt
- Add peanuts to a food processor and blitz until it forms coarse crumbs. Scoop out ¾ cup of peanut crumbs and set aside.
- Drain the dates and add to the food processor with the cacao powder, coconut nectar and salt. Process until combined. The mixture should be firm enough to roll into balls. If it is too dry, add a dash of water. If it is too wet, add more peanuts.
- Roll mixture into balls and roll in the crushed peanuts.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for a few months.
Fiona Blackham says
Yum!! Yum!! Yum!! All 6 children LOVE these, as does my partner (he complains he misses out) and I make these for morning tea for workshops where I teach and they get devoured. I use roasted/salted peanuts for a stronger flavour (I use to be a snickers addict) and subsitute the nectar for maple syrup 1:1, omit the salt and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla (plus use medjool dates). ... These are SO good and fool proof. Awesome!
Ooh this is the kindest feedback, thank you!!! Good idea to use salted peanuts too and to use maple syrup. And so glad that all of your children and partner love them too! Sending love xo
Marie Loveless says
These look great! Can't wait to try them.
Oh I hope you enjoy them!
Hey Anthea! Thank you so much for being part of my 50 Epic Vegan Back to School recipes' roundup ♥ I loved your recipe!
Hey Francesca! Aw thank you! Thank you for including me in your round up xo
Do I have to soak for overnight?
No you don't!
YUMMO! I'm a first time reader/visitor to your blog and I will be back, for sure! These look amazing! Your photos are wonderfully beautiful, too! Lovely place you have here!
Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for popping by and your kind words! Oh these snickers balls were delicious - happy to send some your way, haha! xo