Dark Chocolate Magic Bliss Balls with Granola

No-bake dark chocolate almond balls are a decadent indulgence with simple ingredients

A no-bake dark chocolate almond ball treat just in time for Valentine’s Day – that’s also perfect for anniversaries, brunches, cocktail parties, on-the-go and more. We first learned about this simple and natural dark chocolate recipe in Sylvie Coulange’s elegant beach picnic, where she gathered a bunch of her girl friends and celebrated friendship, food and a beautiful space. We’re not exactly suggesting you should ditch your significant other on Valentine’s Day to feed your girl friends, but… we wouldn’t judge you if you did.

You can make these no-bake dark chocolate almond balls well in advance and freeze, or just whip them up the night before you’re ready to impress your loved ones, girl friends or partygoers with a simple treat that showcases the decadence of nature’s finest sweet things.

no-bake dark chocolate almond ball treat Valentine's DayDark Chocolate Magic Bliss Balls with Granola

(Can be made a month in advance and stored in the freezer)
Makes 10 pieces

Photography by Jenny Siegwart

Nut sphere

1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup chopped cashews
1/2 cup rolled oats
8 whole pitted dates
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 Tbsp. almond butter
1 Tbsp. quinoa
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. coconut flakes

Chocolate sphere

2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup almond butter

For the nut half of the sphere, pulse all the ingredients in a food processor until combined, about 2 minutes.

Press this mixture into a half-sphere silicone mold. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours or until firm, then remove from the mold.

Save the leftovers in an airtight container and freeze for a future batch.

For the chocolate half of the sphere, melt the chocolate and almond butter in the microwave.

Pour the mixture into the same half-sphere silicone mold, and place the nut halves on top. Return to the freezer for at least 2 hours or until set.