Bliss balls are one of my favourite healthy snacks. They taste great and are full of nutrition too! They also keep well for a few weeks in the fridge so I like to make them in a big batch.
(Makes about 30)
- 3 cups dates (I used the dried dates)
- 1½ cups raw almonds
- ½ cup crunchy 100% peanut butter
- ¾ cup desiccated coconut + an extra 1/3 to ½ cup for coating
- 1/3 cup cacao or cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup currants (you can use more, I only had that much but ½ cup would be good)
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup linseeds or flaxseeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 3 tablespoons lite coconut milk
- 50ml water
- Place the almonds in a food processor and process until almonds are small chunky pieces (not completely ground). Then remove ¾ and place into a large bowl.
- To the remaining almonds in the food processor, add the dates, ¾ cup desiccated coconut, cinnamon and cacao powder, and then process until the dates are chopped fine and the mix starts to stick. Then add the peanut butter, coconut milk and water and process further until the mix is well combine and really sticks together. You may have to stop during the processing and scrap the bowl a few times.
- Once done, empty the date mix into the bowl that has the almond pieces you separated earlier. Add the chia seeds, linseeds, pumpkin seeds and currants. Use your hands to mix all ingredients togeth until well combined.
- In a separate bowl add the additional desiccated coconut. Then grab small pieces of date mixture and roll into 2-2½cm diameter balls (this gets a bit messy and you may have to scape some mixture off your hands occasionally, I usually roll the balls all before I coat them). Then roll each balls in the coconut to coat.
- Once done store in airtight contained in the fridge.You can have one ball as a snack or dessert with a cup of tea.