Bliss Ball recipe
These are a perfect snack to keep in the freezer to grab on the run. I keep a stock ready to take for breakfast if I don’t have time for something more substantial. I keep a few at work, for the 3pm munchies. They help to satisfy chocolate cravings, and the nuts and coconut oil help keep you full for longer.
I have found most people need them a bit sweeter than me, so I have added some rice malt sugar syrup for sweetness. You could also add stevia if you prefer. I find that I can keep them in the freezer and they defrost in about 15 minutes. Most recipes like to use dates for sweetness, but I’m not a fan of dates – they have a really high fructose content and the flavor is a bit overwhelming.
- Prep time: 10 mins
- Cook time: 60 mins in fridge
- Total time: 70 mins
- Serves: around 25 balls
- Gluten free
- Dairy free
- Low refined sugar
- 250g of organic nuts (you can use Brazil nuts, almonds or cashew)
- 1/2 a cup of nut butter. Macadamia, cashew or almond is best, tahini is also nice (make your own or store bought)
- 1/2 a cup of raw cacao powder
- 1 cup of coconut flakes or shreds
- 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
- 1/2 cup raw cacao nibs
- 5 heaped tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 tbsp rice syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Desiccated coconut to roll
Optional: add 2 tablespoons of super-foods or protein powder if you like. You may need to add a bit of water if this makes it too dry.
- Put the nuts in a food processor and roughly chop (a few pulses should do it).
- Add all other ingredients and blend for a few seconds.
- Pop into a large bowl and mix in cacao nibs.
- Mix with hands to check consistency. They need to be firm enough to roll into walnut sized balls and not fall apart. Add a little water if too dry or a bit more chia seeds or almond meal if too wet.
- Roll into small balls and place on wax paper on a plate.
- Stick them in the fridge to set for an hour.
NB: You can make half the batch with cacao nibs and half without, or try other things for texture like goji berries, LSA, Sunflower seeds etc. Go wild!