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Cranberry Cocoa Bliss Balls

Cranberry Cocoa Bliss Balls

Cranberry Bliss Balls with cocoa powder pinit

My 7 year old nephew made these Weet-Bix cranberry bliss balls recently and shared the recipe with me. These no-bake bliss balls are healthy and so easy to put together. They are the perfect snack to make with kids of all ages.

Cranberry bliss balls ingredients

You only need a handful of ingredients make this healthy snack

  • Crushed Weet-Bix or Weetabix (depending on where you live)
  • Dried cranberries
  • Cocoa powder
  • Coconut oil
  • Water
  • Shredded coconut
Cranberry bliss ball ingredients

Weet-Bix are a New Zealand institution. When I was a kid it was a breakfast staple in our house and you would be hard pressed to find a family home that didn’t have a box in the pantry. I was thankful to discover when I moved to California that I could get Weetabix here. While they are not exactly the same, they are close enough. In fact Weet-Bix and Weetabix were both created by the same person, Bennison Osborne. Weet-Bix is the original and the Weetabix recipe is a slightly tweaked version.

Cranberry cocoa bliss balls in a pile with bite missing from top ball

The original recipe for these balls called for raisin. However, my nephew is not a fan so he included cranberries instead and I like the way he thinks! The cranberries add an extra touch of sweetness to mellow the bitter cocoa. If you like a little more sweetness you can always include some honey or agave in the mixture and reduce the water content slightly.

Making the bliss balls

I am not sure if this recipe counts as one bowl as it does dirty another dish for the coconut coating stage! I’m also not sure if a food processor is considered a bowl, but it’s close enough! Let’s call it a one food processor, one plate recipe!

Now for the easy part! Put everything except the water and coconut into the food processor and blitz until well combined. Next, add the water a few tablespoons at a time until the mixture reaches the desired consistency. It should be damp enough easily form into a ball. The water content in your cranberries will impact the amount of water needed. If you have added honey or agave you will also need less water.

Once the mixture is the right consistency form into balls and roll immediately in coconut. The bliss balls can be eaten immediately, or placed the fridge to firm up. The bliss balls will store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Cranberry cocoa bliss ball mixture formed into balls and rolled in coconut

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Did you make these cranberry bliss balls? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and see your pictures on social media!

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Cranberry Cocoa Bliss Balls

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Total Time 5 mins Servings: 16


These no-bake cranberry cocoa bliss balls are a healthy, easy snack that the whole family can help make!



  1. Add Weet-bix, cranberries, cocoa powder and coconut oil in food processor and pulse until Weet-bix are crushed and ingredients are well combined

  2. Add four tablespoons of water to food processor and pulse to combine

  3. Add remaining water 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached. The mixture should easily stick together when rolled into a ball

  4. Form mixture into balls and roll immediately in shredded coconut


If you like your bliss balls more on the sweet side add honey or agave to the mixture and reduce water accordingly

Cranberry cocoa bliss balls can be store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week

Keywords: Cereal recipes, Bliss balls, Cranberry, Coconut, Weetbix,

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