Nut Free Jaffa Bliss Balls

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These nut free jaffa bliss balls will remind you of eating jaffa’s plus they are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.

These nut free jaffa bliss balls will take you back to when it was cool to eat Jaffa's at the movies!

These bliss balls are totally a-ok to put in children’s lunchbox as they packed full of healthy ingredients.

Fingers crossed you don’t get a note sent back, like I did when I included a piece of my nut free chocolate & coconut no bake bars in Joshua’s lunchbox when he was at daycare.

I have made these bliss balls with wild orange essential oil, which I used to replace orange zest. It is so much easier to put a few drops of essential oil in your food instead of actually grating an orange.

Ingredients You Need

  • Shredded coconut
  • Medjool dates pitted
  • Orange essence or orange essential oil (food grade) – if you don’t have either you can grate rind from one orange.
  • Cacao powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Optional – shredded coconut for coating

Want to make some other bliss ball recipes? Try these:

Raw caramel macadamia bliss balls

Lamington bliss balls

Coconut Rough Bliss Balls

Lastly, if you make these bliss balls then I would really love to hear from you. You can either leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram! It really makes my day when I see your creations of my recipes.

Nut Free Jaffa Bliss Balls

Vanessa Gengaroli
These nut free jaffa bliss balls will remind you of eating jaffa's plus they are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Bliss Balls & Truffles
Cuisine Western
Servings 16 bliss balls
Calories 109 kcal


  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 12 medjool dates pitted
  • 6 drops orange essence or orange essential oil (food grade)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Optional - shredded coconut for coating


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture into even portions and roll into balls. Then roll the balls in the coconut (if using). Refrigerate until they firm up, approximately 1 hour.


  • If you don't have orange essence/essential oil on hand, you can use the zest of one orange.
  • Cook time does not include the time it takes for the bliss balls to freeze — approximately 1 hour, depending on the temperature of your freezer.


Serving: 1bliss ballCalories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bliss balls, gluten free dessert, jaffa balls
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