These chocolate chip treats are so yummy that I call them bliss balls. They are so delicious that it’s nearly impossible to stop at one and even difficult to stop at two. I suggest you make a double batch to enjoy throughout the week. They store well, so they are ideal for lunch box treats, quick snacks, potlucks, and picnics.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine the oats, dates, almonds, chocolate chips, cherries, vanilla, and salt in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped and the mixture starts to bind. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if needed, to help bind.
- For each bliss ball, scoop 1 tablespoon of the mixture, gently roll it into a ball, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Be careful not to compact the balls.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to let cool.
Photo by LA Food Photography.