Recipe: Lamington bliss balls

These tasty snacks are called lamington bliss balls because they share two key ingredients with the Australian iconic cake: chocolate and coconut. As they are not real lamingtons, you don’t have to wait until the next Australia Day to make or eat them :).

The hardest step of this recipe, besides melting the chocolate, is waiting for the chocolate to dry. These lamington bliss balls are gluten-free and can be made dairy-free/vegan depending on the chocolate you choose. Enjoy!

Lamington bliss balls

  • Servings: 16-18 balls
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 150g (about 1 1/2 cups) almond meal
  • 3/4 cup pitted dates
  • 75g dark chocolate (min. 70% cacao)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut


  1. Soak dates in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and place in a food processor with the almond meal.
  2. Process until it forms a smooth large ball.
  3. Roll into small balls.
  4. Melt chocolate in a double boiler (a bowl placed on top of boiling water) or in the microwave at 15 seconds intervals and stirring in between.
  5. Place shredded coconut in a bowl or plate.
  6. Using a toothpick, skewer or fork, stab a ball, dip it into the melted chocolate and then into coconut. Repeat with all the balls.
  7. Let dry and store in the fridge in an airtight container.

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