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arabian nights bliss balls

Arabian Nights Bliss Balls

Let the flavors of cardamon, rose water, dates, and pistachios transport you to the Middle East with these Arabian nights bliss balls.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Levantine
Servings 14
Calories 115 kcal


  • 14 large pitted Medjool dates
  • cup/42g pistachio kernels
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon rose water
  • ¼ cup/40g roasted unsalted almonds
  • ¼ cup/35g thinly chopped pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon dried edible rose petals (optional)


  • In a food processor add the Medjool dates and blend until pureed (they will form a ball).
  • Then add the almonds, spices, rose water, pistachio kernels, and rose petals (if applicable) and pulse a few times until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture and form a ball.Dip and roll the ball to the thinly chopped pistachios.
  • Eat them right away or refrigerate them for a better, more firm texture.
  • Enjoy ;)


If you like them sweeter you can always add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey (if not vegan).
Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Keyword quick, raw