As a busy parent, it can be a constant struggle to find healthy and delicious snacks that your kids will actually eat. It's even harder when you're trying to avoid the processed and sugary options that are often found in pre-packaged snacks. But fear not, because these cherry and chocolate bliss balls are here to save the day! Batch create in advance and store them in the freezer so you'll never be short of a sweet treat. 

The thing I love most about these bliss balls is that they're incredibly easy to make. All you need is a food processor and you can whip up a batch in no time. This makes them perfect for batch cooking and freezing, so you can always have a healthy snack on hand when you need it. Plus, they're easy to pack in a lunchbox or take on-the-go, which is essential for busy families.

They’re made with all-natural ingredients, so you can feel good about giving them to your kids. The dates and dried cherries provide natural sweetness, while the desiccated coconut adds a lovely texture and flavour. Plus, the chia seeds and cacao powder provide a generous dose of antioxidants, fiber, and protein.

And let's talk about the chocolate chips for a moment. Yes, they do contain chocolate, but it's not the sugary, processed kind that you find in most snacks. Instead, we’ve used raw cacao powder and raw choc chips that are at least 70% cocoa. This means that they're rich in antioxidants and have a much lower sugar content than traditional chocolate chips with a luxuriously delicious flavour.

But the best part about these cherry and chocolate bliss balls is that your kids will love them! They're a delicious and fun snack that will keep them satisfied and energised throughout the day.

So why not give them a try this weekend and tag us @mikkiandmekids because we always love to see what you’re creating.

Makes | 12 mini balls Time | 15 minutes


85 g (1/2 cup) dried sour cherries

125 g (1 cup) Medjool dates

35 g (1/2 cup) desiccated coconut

1 tbsp white chia seeds

10 g (1/4 cup) raw cacao powder

25 g (1/4 cup) raw choc chips (minimum 70%), cut into small pieces


Place all the ingredients except raw choc chips into a high-speed food processor and mix until well combined.

Add choc chips and mix in by hand.

Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Roll in extra desiccated coconut or raw cacao powder to coat.

Perfect for batch cooking and freezing. 

April 20, 2023 — Michelle Leach

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