Chocolate Peppermint Balls

If you love mint and chocolate together, then you will love these choc mint energy balls. These bliss balls are a great treat for in between meals, after school snacks and a perfect healthier, gluten-free replacement for rum balls.

They are quick and easy to make, the recipe can be doubled and they store really well in the fridge or freezer – making them a great snack option to keep up your sleeve!

Within 30 minutes, you can have a batch of these delicious minty chocolate balls ready to go:

Chocolate Mint Energy Balls - rolled in coconut
Recipe makes 12….one has just gone missing 🙂

To Make Choc Mint Energy Balls

To make these energy balls, you will need a food processor of some kind – one that can pulse nuts and dates together well. As for the ingredients, you will need:

  • Cashews
  • Dates
  • Coconut (desiccated/shredded works best)
  • Cocoa – cacao powder will work well too.
  • Chia Seeds – can be substituted with the same quantity of other seeds if you wish.
  • Peppermint essence or oil – this is to personal taste, but if your using a high quality food-grade peppermint oil, you will only need to use about 3 drops.
  • Salt to taste – optional.
Chocolate Mint Energy Balls - Ingredients Dates
Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls Recipe

Choc Mint Bliss Balls

These chocolate peppermint energy balls are a great snack if you want a healthier sweet snack on the go. Perfect for between meals or with a cup of tea 🙂
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezer Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 12 Balls


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup desiccated/shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp peppermint essence (Depends on taste and quality of mint essence/oil)
  • pinch of salt


  • Blitz all ingredients together in a food processor until mixture appears chopped and crumbly.
  • Spoon mixture out and roll into balls. Roll again in coconut or leave as is.
  • Place in fridge or freezer to allow the balls to set before serving.
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Chocolate Mint Energy Balls - Food Processor Until Crumbly
Once blitzed in the food processor, your mixture should resemble a crumbly mix.
Chocolate Mint Bliss Balls
Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for last minute snack or treats.

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