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Date Bliss Balls

Course AtoZChallenge, International Favourites Bawa-fied
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author The Good Parsi Wife


  • 300 gram Mejdool dates, seeded
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp rosewater
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla essence
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 0.5 tsp cardamom powder
  • 0.5 cup shelled pistachios


  • Blend the dates in a food processor until minced. Place in a medium sized bowl. If your processor struggles with the stickiness, you can also finely dice the dates by hand.
  • 2. Add the almond meal, rosewater, ghee, cinnamon, cardamom, and vanilla essence to the bowl. Knead well with your hand to form a uniform mixture.
  • Leave bowl in the fridge for 20 minutes to chill.
  • Meanwhile, lightly crush the salted pistachios in a mortar and pestle. I liked mine chunky, but you can pound to a finer powder if desired. Place crushed pistachios in a small bowl.
  • Take 1 tablespoon of the date mixture and roll into a smooth ball in the palms of your hands. NOTE: If the mixture is too warm/sticky and gets all over your hands, you may need to chill it in the fridge for a little while longer.
  • Roll the smooth ball in the bowl of crushed pistachios to evenly coat. Place ball on a plate.
  • Repeat steps 5 and 6 until mixture has been converted into 12 bite-sized Bliss Balls.
  • 8. Place the whole plate of Bill Balls into the fridge for 20 minutes again to chill, and then store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.