Bliss Ball Pops (better than cake pops)

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Munchkin loves Starbucks (actually, she loves it more than I do) and always asks to go in there whenever we pass one. The biggest allure is their cake pops, but it doesn’t stop there. She needs something to drink and wants a sandwich, too. And I’m not okay with dropping 10 dollars every time we go there. I promised my kids that I’d make them cake pops at home, and it was time to deliver the promise.

These little treats aren’t exactly cake pops- they are bliss balls (or energy balls) with a lollipop stick and cocoa coating. But no need to worry – they are delicious! Munchkin said they were better than Starbucks cake pops. (yay!)

bliss ball pop close up

These bliss ball pops are great for an after-school snack as they are very filling. To be honest, making these pops into smaller sizes wouldn’t be a bad idea if you want a lighter snack.

Watch this video to see how I made these bliss ball pops.

But what about those yummy Starbucks sandwiches?
Check out this Freezer-friendly Sheet Pan Eggs recipe. Munchkin claims that it tastes exactly like the Starbucks ones.

Bliss Ball Pops

If you love cake pops, try these Bliss Ball Pops for a change.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 bliss ball pops
Author whiteblankspace


  • 1 cup 100 g rolled oats
  • 1 cup 140 g raw cashews
  • 12 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup


  1. In a dry skillet, toast the oats over medium-high heat until golden brown.
  2. In a food processor, add toasted oats, cashews, dates, and salt. Process until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add 1/4 cup of coconut oil and run the machine to mix. The resulting mixture should bind when pressed.
  3. Scoop 2 tbsp of mixture into your hands, press firmly to bind and roll into a ball. Place the bliss ball on a tray and repeat with the rest of the mixture. Insert a lollipop stick into each bliss ball.
  4. Place the tray in the freezer for an hour for the bliss balls to firm up.
  5. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Dip a pop into the cocoa mixture. Wait a minute for the coating to set, then place it back on the tray. Repeat with the rest of the pops. If desired, you can double-coat the pops.
  6. For storing, place the bliss balls in an air-tight container. (I like to wrap each pop with parchment paper squares.) Refrigerate for up to two weeks.

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