Macadamia, Coconut, Cacao Bliss Balls with CBD

These bliss balls are delicious with or without adding CBD oil. I love creating healthier options of sweets to satisfy cravings, and CBD oil adds a bit more “chill” to the recipe, as well as an antioxidant boost. Healthy fats and flavonoids from the nuts and cacao make this sweet treat not so naughty. 

Course Breakfast, Dessert, miscellaneous, Snack
Keyword cbd, power ball
Servings 20 balls (serving size is 1-2 balls)


  • 2 cups salted macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup toasted unsweetened shredded coconut plus more for rolling
  • 1 cup dried whole dates
  • 1 Tbsp. Cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Cacao nibs
  • 8 mg unflavored CBD oil optional
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • Cacao powder and extra shredded coconut for rolling the balls
  • Couple pinches finishing salt


  1. Place all ingredients, except the cacao powder and coconut to be used for rolling the assembled balls, in the bowl of a food processor. Process by pulsing into a a large sticky ball or you can pinch the mix together and it holds.
  2. Place the additional cacao powder in a bowl. Using your hands and a teaspoon scoop balls of dough and roll in cacao powder.
  3. Place on a cookie sheet covered in foil and refrigerate until firm. Balls keep for several weeks in an airtight container.
  4. Relax and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

CBD is the non-psychotropic cannabinoid found largely in hemp. It is the cousin of THC, which is the cannabinoid know for getting people high. CBD has many health benefits and is a well-known for dialing down anxiety and creating a sensation of calm.

This hardworking food processor makes all of my recipes even easier. From salads to desserts it does it all. I have had mine for 20 years!

My desserts look gorgeous on this milk glass stand.

Enjoy other healthy versions of this recipe, try the Cranberry Pistachio balls or my Pumpkin Spice balls.

I suggest only buying CBD from reputable companies in the United States.

I am a passionate advocate for food as medicine, life navigator and culinary coach. This is my space for sharing what excites, inspires and motivates me to live my best life. It began as a recipe blog for nourishing, simple, weekday meals and has become something much bigger… a guide to resilient wellness. I am excited to share my knowledge of how daily habits can cumulatively help you to live like you mean it and age like you want to.