Have you made bliss balls yet? They are kind of unavoidable. I consider these nut free bliss balls to be the healthy version of the cake pop phenomenon of 2012. Only much, much easier to make.
Pop one of these balls into the lunch box for a hit of energy to power the recess handball game. They are also fabulous to keep in your handbag for snackmergencies. Little bliss ball packs big nutrition points.
Oh and I DO plan on sharing recipes that don’t contain cacao / cocoa in the future. I seem to be having a run of Recipes that Look Like Poo at the moment. Nothing sinister about it – I just have a jumbo bag of cacao sitting in my pantry begging to be set free.
Nut-free bliss balls
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (you can also substitute sultanas)
- 5 dates, seeds removed
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa
- Extra coconut for rolling
Put everything into the food processor except the extra coconut and whizz on high until the mix comes together. You may need to pause the processor to scrape out the mix every now and then (depending on your mixer).
Roll the mix into bite-size balls and then roll in the extra coconut. Put into the fridge for about half an hour (or longer) and you’re ready to roll. Roll, geddit?
Will keep nice and firm in the lunch box if you add an ice brick. You can also freeze these balls for up to a month: lay the bliss balls flat in the bottom of a container, add a sheet of baking paper on top, stack more bliss balls on top of the paper, keep going until full, freeze whole container.
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Are you feeling blissful lately?