Gingerbread Bliss Balls with Sugar Free Option

By: Kelli Kieselbach

These Gingerbread Bliss Balls are the bomb! Deliciously tasty and a little bit fancy… perfect for a Christmas treat.


  • 150g fresh medjool dates
  • 3/4 cup raw macadamias
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice (optional)
  • A few square of dark (70% plus) chocolate for drizzling


Remove the pips from the dates and place in a bowl. Cover with warm water and soak for 5 to 10 minutes.

Place soaked dates into a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients (except the chocolate squares).

Blend until all ingredients are combined and form a thick paste, Mixture should be just sticky enough to hold together but not sticky enough to come off on your hands.

Roll spoonfuls together to make balls and place them on a plate or tray. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate squares in the microwave or in a bowl over boiling water. I used 4 x 85% lindt chocolate squares. Remove the balls from the freezer and drizzle chocolate over the top using a teaspoon or a fork.

For a sugar free option, just omit the chocolate drizzle.

Store in the fridge or freezer and enjoy when ready!

Article supplied with thanks to Kelli Kieselbach.

About the Author: Kelli Kieselbach is a Naturopath and Nutritionist with a passion for a holistic and natural approach to health and wellbeing. Kelli has a special interest in chronic fatigue and chronic pain disorders, and also works to educate Christian ministry leaders in self care and avoiding burnout.

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