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Hemp Mint Xmas Bliss Balls

Bliss balls with a Christmas twist!
Prep Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 15


  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Hulled
  • 1/3 cup cashews, natural and unsalted
  • 1/3 cup almonds, natural and unsalted
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp new hemisphere™ Hemp Protein
  • 2 tbsp cacao butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp peppermint essence


  • 400 g dark chocolate (min. 70% cacao)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries


  • Cover and soak dates in hot water for 30-60 minutes.
  • Using a food processor, first blend the cashews, almonds, and new hemisphere™ Hemp Seed Hulled. Then add dates, cacao powder, and new hemisphere™ Hemp Protein.
  • Melt the cacao butter and maple syrup together. Add this plus the peppermint essence to the mixture.
  • Place the bliss ball mixture in a glass or stainless steel bowl in the refrigerator for at least an hour (this makes the mixture easy to roll).
  • Taking a teaspoonful of mixture, roll into a ball using your hands. Repeat with remaining mixture. Leave balls at room temperature before dip in chocolate.
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or improvise with a small saucepan and glass bowl over simmering water.
  • Dip each bliss ball in melted chocolate by fully immersing using a fork. Tap the fork to remove excess chocolate before placing on a large dinner plate lined with non-stick baking paper. Carefully, top with two pumpkin seeds and a cranberry to create Xmas holly.
  • Place in the refrigerator or freezer to set.
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