Black Bean Bliss Balls

Dairy Free Freezer Friendly Gluten Free Vegetarian
Black Bean Bliss Balls
Makes 30 (2 per serve) Prep Time 15 minutes Easy As


  • ½ cup dates
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa
  • 2 Tbsp runny honey
  • 400g can Wattie’s Black Beans in Springwater, drained
  • Zest from 1 small orange

  • Toppings:
  • Finely chopped toasted pistachios
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut


  1. Put the dates, cranberries, ground almonds, cocoa, honey, Wattie’s Black Beans and orange zest into a food processor. Process until the fruit is finely chopped. The mixture will come together into a ball.
  2. Roll the mixture into small balls.* Roll balls in finely chopped toasted pistachios, cocoa or coconut. Store in a container in the fridge.


  • This recipe gets the Healthy Pick for Baking and Desserts.
  • *Make ahead and freeze balls on a tray in a single layer. Pack into an airtight container or resealable bags. Thaw and roll in coconut or cocoa before serving.