FEED ME: my go-to bliss ball recipe

Let’s start this post off saying – this recipe is not mine.  When I was in Sydney for work last, a lady in my team gave me one of her bliss balls and it was love at first bite.  I immediately asked for the recipe and because she’s made so many in her time, she wrote it on a post-it note and handed it straight over.

I’ve found that bliss balls are usually dry, crumbly, anything-but-bliss-inducing bites of food but these, these are fudgy, addictive and best of all, health.  There’s a continuous supply in our fridge, Bella will happily eat these instead of junk food and I make sure I pack some with me when I’m out and about.

~ this recipe makes about 40 bliss balls (of which, I eat about 4 at a time but who’s counting) ~

Ingredients:

15 medjool dates

1.5 cups almond meal

1 cup desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling.

1/2 cup roasted cashews

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1/3 cup raw cacao

3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Method:

  1. Remove the pits from the dates and cover in boiling water.  Set aside while you get everything else sorted.
  2. In a food processor, add the rest of the ingredients and then process until the cashews are finely chopped.
  3. Drain the dates and discard the water – I’m sure some genius will think of a good use for this water but that genius is not me.  Add the dates to the food processor and process until the dates are fully incorporated into the mix.
  4. Take about tablespoon size dollops and roll into bite-sized balls.  Roll these in the extra coconut.  Repeat until all the mixture is used up.
  5. Devour as many as you wish and refrigerate the rest in an air-tight container for later. 

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