I am just wondering if I am going to bore you with a blog about bliss balls?
Sure, nearly everyone has heard of them, tried them, made them and we must be ready for the next trend to come out but seriously, these little morsels of delicious goodness are worth shouting from the roof tops on how nutritious and delicious, not to mention how easy they are to prepare!
If you have a food processor or blender, you’re set to go!
So let me tell you why I had this sudden urge to make these.
I was eating chocolate – way too much of it. It was my ‘go to’ stress reliever and well you know I was telling myself the antioxidants were good for me!
Hands up if you know what I’m talking about?
I knew I had to change this habit. I knew I needed to be taking care of myself and filling my body with good food. I knew I needed to be ‘mindful’ of what I was consuming.
What I love about this recipe is that the ingredients are all good for you, they’re easy to make and generally, I have all those ingredients ready to be used in my pantry. Not only that, there’s no sugar added as the dates give it all the sweetness it needs. Winning!
Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients and removed the seed from the medjool dates it’s just a matter of throwing everything into the food processor (hold off on the coconut cream until you’ve blitzed the nuts) and it does the work for you. Finish them off with rolling them in some desiccated coconut and that’s it.
These ooey, gooey, fudgy bliss balls are just what you need to keep you reaching out for healthy and whole foods
Try the recipe and share your comments and tag #insofiaskitchen on social media with a photo of your creation!
FUDGY COCONUT & CACAO BLISS BALLS
12 medjool dates, pitted and chopped in half
1/3 cup of walnuts
1/3 cup of almonds
1/3 cup of pistachio
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup cacao
1/3 cup desiccated coconut
1/3 cup coconut cream
½ cup desiccated coconut for rolling
- Place dates, nuts, seeds, cacao and desiccated coconut in food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
- Add cream and pulse until mixture comes together and all ingredients well combined.
- Roll into walnut-size balls, roll in desiccated coconut or leave with out and place in airtight container storing in fridge for at least 15 – 20 minutes.