These berry bliss balls are a favorite, no-bake, easy-to-make breakfast item. They are great for an on-the-go snack as well!

Blueberry bliss balls served on a wooden cutting board

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My toddler’s eyes always light up when he sees these blueberry bliss balls on his plate. The vibrant blue color and coconut coating definitely catch his attention and I love that they are so nutritious! They are soft, store well, and are the perfect sweet treat!

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make these berry bliss balls:

Ingredients to make blueberry bliss balls. See recipe card for detailed ingredient quantities.
  • Rolled Oats: I love using rolled oats as they are packed with nutrition! Gluten-free rolled oats make these berry bliss balls gluten-free.
  • Almond Flour: Used to add a slight nutty flavor to these balls. This may be replaced with more oats for a nut-free option. I always use the Kirkland brand almond flour from Costco.
  • Desiccated Coconut: Used to add a little more texture and taste to the bliss balls. This may also be replaced with more oats or almond flour. I use the let’s do organic brand desiccated coconut.
  • Frozen Blueberries: Frozen blueberries help give the bliss balls that bright blue color, but fresh blueberries will work as well.
  • Raisins: Main source of sweetness for these bliss balls.

PROCESS

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until combined. Make sure to use a powerful processor so that the items can blend together easily.
  2. Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions and roll them into small balls.
  3. Roll the balls into the extra desiccated coconut to coat. 
  4. Place the balls in the refrigerator for 10 minutes so that they can slightly harden and soak up some of the liquids.
Steps to make blueberry bliss balls.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Store the blueberry bliss balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. You may also store them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and freeze them for up to one month. Thaw the bliss balls in the refrigerator or on the counter before serving.

Blueberry bliss balls served in a wooden bowl

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Almond flour: You may replace the almond flour with another type of ground or finely chopped nuts. For a nut-free version, you may omit the almond flour and substitute it with a little more oats.
  • Desiccated coconut: You may omit the desiccated coconut and substitute it with more oats or almond flour.
  • Raisins: You may substitute the raisins with dates or maple syrup. If you are using maple syrup, your mixture may be a little sticky, so you may have to add in more almond flour, coconut, or oats to balance out the stickiness.
  • Blueberries: The blueberries may be replaced with any frozen berries. I love using strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries!
Blueberry bliss balls served on a wooden cutting board
Blueberry bliss balls served with sliced strawberries and blueberries

RECIPE NOTES

  • These bliss balls also work with fresh blueberries, but frozen blueberries help with the texture and also help give the balls their vibrant, bright color.
  • You do not need to coat the bliss balls in coconut, they are fine to serve as is!
  • These bliss balls are suitable for babies from 6 months of age (granted all signs of readiness are met), but they should be quartered to remove the roundness. You could alternatively make larger-sized balls and serve as is.
  • I love using this mini kitchen aid food processor to make these bliss balls. Since it is small in size, I blend in the desiccated coconut at the end, but if you would like to make a larger batch, this 5-cup processor size would work well.
  • If your mixture is too wet to form into balls, add in a little more oats, coconut, or almond flour.
  • Desiccated coconut is unsweetened and different from regular shredded coconut. I used the brand let’s do organic desiccated coconut in this recipe.
Blueberry bliss balls served in a wooden bowl

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Berry Bliss Balls

These berry bliss balls are a favorite, no-bake, easy-to-make breakfast item. They are great for an on-the-go snack as well!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bliss balls, no bake balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 balls

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut + more for coating balls)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup raisins

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until combined. Make sure to use a powerful processor so that the items can blend together easily.
  • Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions and roll them into small balls.
  • Roll the balls into the extra desiccated coconut to coat. 
  • Place the balls in the refrigerator for 10 minutes so that they can slightly harden and soak up some of the liquids.

Notes

  • These bliss balls also work with fresh blueberries, but frozen blueberries help with the texture and also help give the balls their vibrant, bright color.
  • You do not need to coat the bliss balls in coconut, they are fine to serve as is!
  • These bliss balls are suitable for babies from 6 months of age (granted all signs of readiness are met), but they should be quartered to remove the roundness. You could alternatively make larger-sized balls and serve as is.
  • I love using this mini kitchen aid food processor to make these bliss balls. Since it is small in size, I blend in the desiccated coconut at the end, but if you would like to make a larger batch, this 5-cup processor size would work well.
  • If your mixture is too wet to form into balls, add in a little more oats, coconut, or almond flour.
  • Desiccated coconut is unsweetened and different from regular shredded coconut. I used the brand let’s do organic desiccated coconut in this recipe.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Berry Bliss Balls
Amount per Serving
Calories
58.58
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2.95
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.64
g
10
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.15
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.18
g
Sodium
 
2.01
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
58.56
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
7.55
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1.51
g
6
%
Sugar
 
1.23
g
1
%
Protein
 
1.35
g
3
%
Vitamin A
 
5
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1.06
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
8.19
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.45
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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10 Comments

  1. Tried to make these and it didn’t work out at all so clearly I did something wrong. There was no moisture so the Nutribullet did not blend the ingredients into a batter. Am I supposed to thaw the frozen blueberries first?

    1. Hi Angela! I’m so sorry to hear that these didn’t work out. Did you soak the raisins first and then blend them before adding in the other ingredients? When I make them, I usually have to stop and shake the nutribullet everyone few seconds to ensure that all of the ingredients mix together. It will seem dry at first but usually comes together into a thick mixture as the blueberries also break down and release some moisture. You can also add in a few teaspoons of water if you find that the mixture is too dry. I hope that helps!

  2. 5 stars
    i made this with sweetened desiccated coconut, and fresh blueberries I had frozen. Since I made them in front of my just-turned-2 year old, she wanted some and ate three right off the bat, before I even put them in the fridge! (and she’s a somewhat picky eater–although she loves oats, blueberries and raisins).

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