Friday, August 27, 2010

Bliss Balls are Bliss

Bliss Balls are Bliss
Rating: Easy Peazy.

These are such little balls of goodness. They look so sweet and tasty that you wouldn't even imagine that they are healthy. You could give them away as presents- they look that sexy.
As with all of my recipes, you can play with the ingredients. Add whatever you like in the way of dried fruit, nuts and seeds. As long as you have a blender and it all comes out a somewhat solid that you can form into balls, feel free to play as much as you like.
With these ones I took two cups of dried dates, one cup of almonds and a handful of pepitas and soaked them overnight. With this recipe, the dates are the main part, bringing it all together. The next morning, I drained them and popped them in the blender (my favorite appliance) and whizzed them until the nuts became small pieces and the dates were like a paste. Then, I formed them into small balls. You want them a little smaller than golf balls, but not too much smaller. Then, sprinkle a little coconut onto a plate and roll the balls in it till they are covered. Et voila! Keep them in the fridge or the freezer. They last a fair while. I've made these using cashews, apricots, walnuts, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds- what ever is in the cupboard. You can also shape them into a bar and keep them in the fridge as a "breakfast/energy bar". You might even like to add a little vanilla or carob. Endless possibilities.

7 comments:

  1. Mmmm... Those balls look delicious! I make them all the time, but roll them in oat bran instead of coconut. Thanks for the coconut idea! Shall try it out. I love your blog. :)

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  2. Oatbran is a good idea too. I'll have to give that a try. And thank you :) Hope you have a great day!

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  3. Lovely, simply and sounds delish!
    Do you think it's possible to not use nuts in them? Perhaps substitute sunflower seeds? I can't have nuts and my littlest one is only 14 months old so still avoiding them for him. I'd be interested in your thoughts.
    Having said all that, I think I'll be making some tonight as soon as the children are asleep.
    Thanks for the recipe. :)

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  4. Yum Yum! These sound fantastic, thanks for sharing.

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  5. You can use anything in them. Feel free to omit the nuts. You could even make them with just dried fruit if you're keen. :)

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  6. Did you have to squeeze the water out or just drain the water after soaking the dried fruit? Mine came out slushy. :(

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  7. I just drain it. You can always add more coconut if the mix is too wet. :)

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