These no-bake vegan cake pops are easy to make with just 5 ingredients and make the perfect indulgent yet healthy dessert or snack. They are guaranteed to impress vegans and non-vegans alike. Gluten-free and oil-free. 

No-bake vegan cake pops gluten-free

It’s been a while since a sweet recipe has made an appearance on my blog. So, I thought I must change that. And I’ve decided to do it Maria style: super easy, minimal ingredients, and even less effort. Exactly what I need right now at uni when the essays just keep coming and I want to maintain some semblance of a life on the side. AND still eat delicious homemade sweet treats.

Vegan cake pop with a chocolate glaze

Problem? Solved. That’s why I’m sharing these amazing no-bake vegan cake pops with you all today that you just have to try out if you’re a fan of sweet treats that don’t call for hours in the kitchen and 50 different ingredients.

No-Bake Vegan Cake Pops

Bowl of porridge with bliss balls and peanut butter

I know that cake pops have been around for a while and I tried out the concept for myself a couple of days ago. I made them by throwing together some ingredients with no intention of creating a blog recipe, but the result mesmerised me so much I had to test it a few more times and get it ready to share on here.

No-bake vegan cake pops on a cooling rack

After making these vegan cake pops, I can 100% confirm that bliss balls on a stick are much more fun. Instead of a typical healthy snack, they just feel much more like an indulgent party treat. Whether vegan or non-vegan, everyone can enjoy these, and won’t even guess that they’re vegan and made from healthy ingredients! The cake pop idea is optional – sometimes I make them as bliss balls. But it does add a fun twist and make them a lot more exciting overall!

Vegan snack bites with chocolate on a cooling rack

The 5 simple ingredients you need to make these cake pops are dates, ground almonds, chopped pecans, maple syrup and dark chocolate. The result? A squidgy, perfectly flavoured and sweetened treat that carries an undertone of nuttiness. Next, there is the chocolatey outside that helps add depth and a little bit of church too. Make them in a few easy steps, and leave them in the fridge for your next special occasion or an on-the-go snack.

What makes these no-bake treats amazing?

Porridge bowl with peanut butter and chocolate bliss balls

They are:

  • Super easy to make.
  • Require no baking, of course.
  • Perfect for snacking on-the-go.
  • Great for meal prep.
  • Made with 5 healthy, whole ingredients.
  • Perfect for sharing.
  • Gluten-free.
  • Oil-free.

No-bake snack balls on a cooling rack

How to make vegan cake pops

It is ridiculously easy!

Ingredients for vegan cake pops

First, add the pecans, ground almonds, dates and maple syrup to a blender or food processor. Blend until the ingredients form a dough.

Next, shape the mixture into evenly-sized balls and leave them in the freezer for half an hour.

Drizzle melted dark chocolate onto the balls and leave in the freezer for 30 minutes more. Put on lollypop sticks to make the cake pops and serve.

Bowl of vegan cake pops with peanut butter

Other easy vegan dessert recipes

No-bake vegan cake pops gluten-free

Let me know in the comments: what’s your favourite no-bake recipe? If you give these no-bake vegan cake pops a go, be sure to tag me on Instagam (@earthofmariaa) so I can see your creations, and leave your feedback in the comments below.

No-bake vegan cake pops gluten-free

Get the Recipe: No-bake Vegan Cake Pops

These no-bake vegan cake pops are easy to make with just 5 ingredients. Perfect for an easy and delicious snack. Oil-free and gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 2/3 cup pecans
  • 1 cup ground almonds, or almond flour
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate, melted

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor

Instructions 

  • Add the dates, pecans, ground almonds and maple syrup to a blender or food processor. Blend until the ingredients form a dough.
    Vegan cake pop dough in a blender
  • Shape the mixture into evenly-sized balls and leave in the freezer for 30 minutes.
    Vegan bliss balls on a wooden board
  • Drizzle them in melted dark chocolate and leave in the freezer for another 30 minutes.
    Bliss balls covered in chocolate on a wooden board
  • Put on lollypop sticks to turn into cake pops.
    Vegan cake pop with a chocolate glaze

Video

Notes

You can, of course, also eat these as bliss balls. They keep very well in the fridge for up to around 5 days and make a great snack. 
 
Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 171mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 18IU, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 2mg

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