Dried figs, walnuts and hemp seeds rolled into a little bliss ball! Best of all, they only require 6 ingredients and can be thrown together in less than 20 minutes. This fig bliss ball recipe is perfect for a healthy bite-sized snack.

bowl of vegan fig energy bites on pink background

What’s a bliss ball anyways?

Bliss balls, energy bites, protein balls… whatever you want to call ’em are bite-sized snacks that are a great afternoon pick-me-up or pre-workout snack. The recipe is extremely adaptable, meaning you can get creative with any flavor combo you want and use any ingredients on hand! That’s my kinda recipe.

figs, walnuts, hemp seeds, and cinnamon on wood board

What’s inside these bliss balls?

Okay, so were you a Fig Newton fan growing up? My friends would make fun of me saying they are “old people cookies” but I LOVEEE Fig Newtons and I don’t care who knows it! (insert Buddy the Elf gif). These bliss balls taste JUST LIKE the inside of a Fig Newton except they are naturally vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and full of simple, healthy ingredients!

  • Dried figs
  • Hemp seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Maple syrup
  • Salt

Yup, that’s it. Easy-peasy right?

instructions on how to make fig bliss balls

How to make this bliss ball recipe:

In a high-speed blender or food processor (preferred) pulse walnuts until coarsely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and blend until a wet, sticky dough forms.

Roll into balls, and voila! You just made yourself some bliss balls, girl!

Pro tip: Before processing the figs, it’s recommended you soak the figs in warm water for about 5-10 minutes.

fig bliss balls with fresh figs and walnuts on wood board

Ways to customize this bliss ball recipe:

Okay, so we got the foundation covered. Here’s how you can change up the recipe to your liking!

Add in:

  • Craisins or raisins
  • Chia Seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • Flax seeds
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cashew, almond, peanut, or sun butter
  • Substitute walnuts for pecans, or cashews
  • Fresh orange zest
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Swap out half the figs for dates (just make sure they are pitted before you process them! Learn from my mistake.)

hands holding 3 bliss balls

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bowl of vegan bliss balls on pink background

Fig Bliss Balls (Vegan + GF)

Figs, walnuts, and hemp seeds mixed with vanilla and cinnamon all rolled together in a bliss ball! Naturally vegan, gluten-free, and paleo, these are the perfect bite-sized healthy snack!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: energy bites recipe, healthy snack idea, preworkout snack
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 15 bliss balls (number may vary depending on size)
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 1+1/2 cup dried figs (about 24 dried figs)
  • 1 cup walnuts can substitute with pecans, or cashews
  • 3 Tablespoons hemp seeds can substitute with chia seeds or flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt


  • Soak figs in warm water.
  • In a food processor or blender, pulse walnuts until coarsely chopped.
  • Add vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and hemp seeds. Pulse until well combined (about 5 times).
  • Drain the figs and add to the food processor. Process on low until wet, sticky dough forms.
  • Form into balls and let set in the fridge (about 20 minutes). Keep leftovers in the fridge. They keep for about 10 days.


Serving: 1bliss ball | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.1g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 9.9g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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