Christmas Edition: DIY Xmas Gift Idea – Bliss Balls in a Jar

I don’t know about you, but I cannot believe that Christmas is less than 2 weeks away! And I do apologise for the lack of posts in the last 5 months – life got in the way 😂

Given how close it is to Christmas, I know many of us will be looking for gift ideas for our family and friends. And if you are like me, you probably like to make your own Christmas gifts 😊 I usually make my own Christmas gifts for friends and work colleagues. Last year, I made this lemon and macadamia coconut shortbread as well as macadamia and cashew chocolate chip cookies and the year before I made plain shortbread cookies 😋

This year rather than making something edible, I am making my gift recipients work for their gift. I am gifting them a bliss balls in a jar. So the idea is that the jar contains all the ingredients to make the bliss balls. And the recipient will just need to process the ingredients in a food processor/blender and add water/juice/milk to bind the ingredients together and then roll into bliss balls 🤩

I made 3 different bliss balls in a jar flavours: Cherry Ripe 🍒, Choc Orange 🍊 and Choc Mint. I will share with you my cherry ripe bliss balls in a jar recipe. You can find my chocolate orange bliss ball recipe here and if you would like my chocolate mint recipe, please let me know 😊

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. As always, please let me know what you think of this recipe. If you like what you see on this blog, you can follow me on my blog, Facebook or Instagram for some food porn. Also, if you do recreate this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @subz_foodie 🙂

Bliss Balls in a Jar

What you will need?

  • 1 x 375g jar – I used my old Mayvers peanut butter jar #zerowaste ;
  • Some ribbons, card & string to decorate the jar and make it more Christmas-y;

For the cherry ripe 🍒 bliss balls in a jar:

  • 1 tbsp cacao powder;
  • 3 tbsp protein powder (preferably chocolate flavoured. If you are not using protein powder, feel free to replace with dedicated coconut or rolled oats);
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut;
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats;
  • 3 tbsp seeds (I used a mix of linseeds, chia seeds & hemp seeds);
  • 4 tbsp dried cranberries; and
  • 50g pitted dates.

For the instructions card:

  • Place all the ingredients in the jar in a food processor and process until well combined;
  • Add 1 tbsp water at a time and process until becomes a cookie dough. To enhance the flavour, use coconut milk instead of water 😊
  • Roll into balls using a tbsp as a guide for size;
  • Store bliss balls in a fridge for up to two weeks;
  • Enjoy 😉
Bliss Balls in a Jar


  1. If you using an old jar, make sure you wash it thoroughly and place it in the oven to sterilise it;
  2. Place the bliss balls ingredients in the jar in the order of ingredients above. To preserve the layering, I place the finest ingredients at the bottom and in the higher layers are the bigger ingredients. If I were to place the dates first and then the protein powder for example, then protein powder will slip through the cracks of the dates and you won’t get the nice layering in the jar 🏺
  3. Place the lid on the bottle. Now time for some Christmas decorations! I added a ribbon 🎀 on the bottle cap, an instruction card (as above) on how to make the bliss balls and a string to attached the card to the bottle 🤩
  4. And there you have it, your DIY Christmas gift is ready to be gifted 💝

Merry Christmas everyone ❤️

Bliss Balls in a Jar

Happy creating,


Xx 💋


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