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No Bake German Chocolate Bliss Balls on a rack

No Bake German Chocolate Bliss Balls

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes (+1-2hr Rest Time)
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes (+1-2hr Rest Time)
  • Yield: 25-27 bliss balls 1x
  • Category: Snack, Dessert
  • Diet: Vegan


Healthy and satisfying, this No Bake German Chocolate Bliss Balls recipe is filled with dates, pecans, coconut, and chocolate deliciousness.


  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for rolling *
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 15 Medjool dates, pitted *
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa (cacao) powder *
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cashew butter or peanut butter *
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened plain plant milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ + pinch teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *


  1. If Coating the Bliss Balls in Shredded Coconut: If coating the bliss balls in shredded coconut flakes, place ½ cup to ¾ cup (+/-) of coconut flakes into the food processor, pulse on and off for one minute to finely shred the coconut. Dump into a bowl and set aside.  If not coating the bliss balls in shredded coconut, skip this step.  The amount of shredded coconut needed for coating is directly proportionate to the size of the bliss balls and if you plan to leave some uncoated.
  2. Place the pecans into the food processor, pulse on and off for 30 to 60 seconds to finely chop the pecans.
  3. Then add all the remaining Ingredients to the food processor. Process until all the ingredients are broken up and start to clump together. The dough should begin to gather and clump up into a big ball in the food processor.
  4. Test the “dough” by pinching it to see if it holds together easily.
  5. When the “dough” holds it shape, scoop up 1-inch ball of the mixture, roll into a firm ball. If rolling in coconut flakes, then immediately roll the bliss ball in the shredded coconut flakes, roll it around, and place onto a parchment paper lined plate. Repeat until all the “dough” has been rolled into balls and coated in shredded coconut. You may wish to have a mixture of some coated in shredded coconut and some uncoated.
  6. Place the plate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours to allow the bliss balls to firm up. Once firm, store them in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. They also freeze well.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  Makes 25 to 27 bliss balls