Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are popular favourites amongst adults and children alike. Easy and quick to make if you have a food processor, these tasty little treats are super healthy and packed with minerals, healthy fats, protein and natural sugars. I like to add them to school lunch boxes for a surprise treat and they are great for parties. You can easily double or triple this mixture for bigger quantities.

 

Ingredients

  • 100g nuts & seeds (any combination of almonds, hazelnuts, pecans or walnuts, sunflower, pumpkin seeds)
  • 100g dried fruit chopped (mixture of dates, apricots, peaches)
  • coconut or carob for rolling

Method

  • Soften dried fruit in a very small amount of water and leave for 10 minutes or alternatively heat in saucepan very gently for a few minutes and allow to cool.
  • Grind nuts in a food processor or electric coffee grinder until they reach a smooth/mealy consistency. Then add dried fruit and process again until well combined.
  • Roll into small balls and then roll and cover with coconut or carob.
  • Refrigerate to allow to harden a little and store in the fridge.
  • They keep well for at least a week – though you will be lucky if they last that long!

NB: You can add some cocoa or carob for a chocolate variation. Or for a special occasion you can coat them in melted dark chocolate and they turn into healthy chocolate truffles.