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Black Bean Bliss Balls

Black Bean Bliss Balls

This is a modern trick to make truly healthy bliss balls. The secret ingredient - Wattie’s Black Beans! They add great flavour and texture. Roll the bliss balls in either cocoa, coconut or toasted pistachios for a tasty treat!

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Preparation Time:
15 minutes


1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup ground almonds
2 Tbsp cocoa
2 Tbsp runny honey
400g can Wattie’s Black Beans in Springwater, drained
Zest from 1 small orange

Finely chopped toasted pistachios
Black Bean Bliss Balls


  • Put the dates, cranberries, ground almonds, cocoa, honey, Wattie’s Black Beans and orange zest into a food processor. Process until the fruit is finely chopped. The mixture will come together into a ball.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls.* Roll balls in finely chopped toasted pistachios, cocoa or coconut. Store in a container in the fridge.
  • Tip!

    This recipe gets the Healthy Pick for Baking and Desserts.
    *Make ahead and freeze balls on a tray in a single layer. Pack into an airtight container or resealable bags. Thaw and roll in coconut or cocoa before serving.

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