Savoury Bliss Balls

Raw cocoa candies with sesame seeds

Looking for an easily transported savoury snack thats also good for you? Try these bliss balls, they’re great for afternoon treats, snacks on the run and lunch box fillers.

Try them dipped in hummus or natural yoghurt.


  • Raw cocoa candies with sesame seeds1 can washed chickpeas
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 good sized handful of parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 dessertspoon turmeric
  • Coconut oil for drizzling


1. Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Blend all the ingredients minus the sesame seeds, turmeric and coconut oil, until well combined and the mixture forms a stiff dough.

3. Take around 1 heaped tablespoon of the dough and roll into a ball, roughly the size of a ping pong ball. Roll in the sesame seeds and place on the baking tray. Repeat till all the dough is used. Use the turmeric powder to sprinkle liberally over the balls. Finally drizzle the balls with a little coconut oil and place in the oven for 20 minutes.

3. After 20 minutes, remove the balls and flip over then drizzle with more coconut oil. Turn up the oven to 200 C and place the balls back in the oven for another 30-35 minutes. The goodie balls are generally cooked when they have developed a slight crust on the outside. You can cook them longer if you like them more crunchy.

4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze. These savoury balls are delicious eaten with tahini, hummus or natural yoghurt drizzled on top.