Raspberry bliss balls are a delicious and healthy snack perfect for on-the-go snacking. Made with six simple ingredients, such as oats and raspberries, they are easy to make. Raspberry coconut bliss balls are also a good source of fiber and protein, making them a healthy and satisfying snack.
I love all things raspberry! Just look at my vegan raspberry frosting recipe. It’s so good over cakes and cupcakes!
But combining raspberry and coconut? That’s my favorite flavor combination! It’s what inspired me to make my delicious raspberry coconut cake. Everyone loves that cake!
What if you’re looking for something raspberry and healthy? Let me point your attention to the beautiful bliss balls. They are delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. Besides, I love having healthy treats like these, so we always have a healthy snacking option.
What are Bliss Balls?
Bliss balls are energy balls made with healthy ingredients, such as nuts, coconut, dried fruit, and oats. They are typically sweetened with natural sweeteners, such as dates or maple syrup.
Bliss balls are perfect for on-the-go snacking because they’re easy to pack. It also helps that they’re delicious and healthy. They’re also a great way to get in your daily fruits and whole grains.
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
- Oats — You can use rolled oats or old-fashioned oats. If you’re using instant oats, increase the quantity by at least 1/4 cup.
- Flax — We’ll add some ground flax seeds to increase the cohesiveness of these tasty bites. You can substitute ground chia seeds.
- Almond flour — Adding some almond flour to the batter helps with the consistency and flavor.
- Coconut — We’ll use shredded coconut in the batter and roll the finished balls in shredded coconut.
- Coconut Oil — Adding coconut oil to the batter makes the bliss balls firmer once they are chilled. You can use refined coconut oil (for less coconut flavor) or unrefined (for more coconut flavor).
- Syrup — I prefer agave nectar, but you can substitute maple syrup or bee-free honey.
- Raspberries — You can use fresh, but I like using frozen raspberries because I always have them in my freezer.
How to Make Raspberry Bliss Balls
- Pulse oats, flax, almond flour, and coconut shreds in a food processor until broken down into small bits.
- Add coconut oil and agave nectar and pulse again.
- Add frozen raspberries and let this sit for several minutes to soften.
- Pulse until the raspberries are broken down.
- Test the batter for sweetness and texture.
- Use a cookie scoop to portion the batter into equally-sized bites.
- Roll balls in shredded coconut.
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- EASY — Make these bliss balls in minutes!
- HEALTHY — Oats, flax, coconut, and more all combine to make a nutritious treat.
- FLAVORFUL — The combination of raspberries and coconut is a fantastic flavor combination!
You can serve these raspberry bliss bites as-is. But here are some tasty add-ins that can change up the flavor:
- Chocolate chips — Make dark chocolate raspberry bliss balls by adding mini chocolate chips to the batter.
- More Chocolate — You can also add drizzles of dairy-free magic shell chocolate over the top of your bites.
- Chopped Almonds — Add finely chopped almonds to the batter for texture and flavor.
I recommend storing these raspberry treats in the fridge, especially in the summer when warmer temperatures can cause them to go bad quickly. You can freeze them in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.
More Energy Ball Recipes
But if energy balls are what you’re after, here are some more recipes to try:
If you love the flavor of coconut and raspberry, you will love these raspberry coconut bliss balls.
Keep a batch in your freezer ready to serve for your next big party or a Tuesday afternoon. They’re perfect for both!
Vanilla Coconut Balls
- Combine oats, flax, almond flour, and ½ cup of shredded coconut in a food processor. Pulse in short bursts until combined and broken down into small bits.
- Add coconut oil and agave nectar. Pulse in short bursts to combine.
- Add frozen raspberries. Pulse in short bursts to combine and create a batter with texture.
- Test the batter. If it's not sweet enough, stir in another tablespoon of agave nectar. If it's too wet, stir in another tablespoon of ground flax or some more shredded coconut.
- Use a cookie scoop to portion the batter into equal sizes. Roll these into balls and roll the balls in the remaining shredded coconut.
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The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
This post was originally published in 2013 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2023.