Cherry Chia Bombs – Vegan, GF, No Sugar Added

by Her Happy Balance on February 2, 2015

You guys, I’ve been a crumby friend because I’ve been holding out on you. I’ve been hoarding this recipe and keeping the the product of its goodness all to myself. These little beauts have been hitting my fridge, and then immediately disappearing, on and off again since the summer. Maybe the fact that they’re gluten-free, vegan, and have no sugar added to them will make up for my tardiness in sharing the love.

I give to you cherry chia bombs

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Cherry Chia Bombs
Yields 36
An easy-to-make and grab snack or dessert with a hidden cherry surprise inside - gluten-free, vegan, and no sugar added.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1/2 Cup Salted peanuts
  2. 2 Cups Dates, pitted
  3. 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  4. 1 Tsp. Cocoa powder
  5. 1 and 1/2 Tbsp. Chia seeds
  6. A handful of dried cherries
  1. Add peanuts to food processor and pulse until a chunky dust is created. Add dates, cinnamon, and cocoa powder to the processor and pulse until the ingredients combine and mixture starts to become a paste. Put processed mixture into a bowl and fold in the chia seeds. Using your hands, grab a small amount of paste, flatten it in your hand, put a whole dried cherry in the center of the mixture and roll paste around the cherry into a small ball. Refrigerate cherry chia bombs when finished. Enjoy!
Her Happy Balance
Cherry chia bombs close upI force myself to package these little babies into snack sized portions {3 to a bag} for work lunches. It’s the only way I can keep myself from eating 10 in one sitting. I have no self control when it comes to balls. #TWSS But really, who doesn’t love food shaped into little drops of happiness?! No one I know of, that’s for sure…

Happy snacking, friends!

What is your go-to snack when you pack your lunch?
Favorite dried fruit? Don’t make me pick just one, I love them all!

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Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie February 2, 2015 at 10:01 am

I love dried papaya! It’s so good. I don’t think I’ve ever actually had just regular, fresh papaya. haha

Her Happy Balance February 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

You know, I’m not sure that I’ve ever had fresh papaya either! If the dried version is good, the fresh version has to be bomb. Maybe when I go to a tropical island someday… 😉

Emilie February 2, 2015 at 11:20 am

I am so excited to share this with my sister. She’s in grad school and interning full time (unpaid) so her time is very limited and she’s out of the house most days from 7a-9p so she’s constantly looking for easy snacks to pack for her long days. She will love these! I have a refrigerator at work and come home for lunch so I tend to pack fruit/veggies/yogurt for my snacks, but these would be perfect for my boyfriend who has to bring non-perishable stuff to work with him. I make a similar ball with raisins, peanut butter, cocoa powder, vanilla and cashews. I love how versatile balls are but I never thought to add chia seeds!

Her Happy Balance February 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Emilie, you totally just made my day! I hope your sister likes it – I swear they are super, ridiculously easy to make. And chia seeds are just the best, amiright?! You can squeeze/hide those little babies in almost everything!

Kim February 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm

I never used chia seeds in baking, but these look awesome!!

Her Happy Balance February 4, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Thanks, Kim! I like to get a little crafty and hide them in almost everything 😉 You can also mix them with water and use them in place of an egg in some recipes.

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