HNC Seedy Bliss Ball
I have come to love a good bliss ball. Easy to throw together, great to grab with a cuppa. Am sure the kids will love them too. These are a nut free version, so suitable for school snacks or for those with a nut allergy. They are high in energy and natural sweeteners – so try and stick to just one!
Bliss balls are so forgiving – you can come up with any combination – give them a go! If you don’t need them to be nut free, I have other bliss balls (including a gorgeous lemon bliss ball) here.
MAKES ABOUT 14 BALLS
DAIRY FREE ~ NUT FREE ~ CAN BE GLUTEN FREE ~REFINED SUGAR FREE
8 medjool dates, pitted and soaked
1 Cup of dessicated coconut ( I use The Wholefood Pantry from Nutra Organics – make sure your coconut is sulphite free)
1 T Coconut Oil
1 T raw honey or rice malt syrup (more, or less, to taste)
1 T Chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 T Sunflower seeds
3 T Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 T cacao
1. Drain your soaked dates, and pop them along with all of the other ingredients in your food processor, process to combine. Add a little water or more coconut oil to help combine if necessary.
2. Roll into balls, store in the fridge.
*Grind up the seeds and oats first to make the combining of the mixture easier. You may need to do this depending on what equipment you are using.
*You can easily take the oats out to make these gluten free. You probably don’t need to replace them with anything, if the mixture was a bit too wet just add some more seeds or coconut.
* If you are already used to cutting sugar out of your diet – try the mixture first without honey. The natural sweetness from the dates may be enough! Alternatively, if you don’t think the mixture will be sweet enough, add a little more honey.
*The lighter balls in the picture are the same recipe, just without the cacao! I much preferred the taste of the balls with the cacao, so have left the recipe as such.