|Bliss Balls are Bliss|
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.