raw cacao bliss balls
Bliss balls can be the easiest on-the-go snack to make...and eat(!). I like to consider myself quite a bliss ball expert since I've tried so many different recipes out so I have a few tips to share with you, along with my go-to recipe. I'm sharing with you the recipe for cacao bliss balls because these are my favourite and as I mentioned last month anything chocolate is heaven to me.
leave your bliss balls uncovered
As far as bliss balls go you can mix and match your preferred ingredients once you have the know-how, and you can roll your bliss balls in whatever you please. Truth be told you can usually find bits of shredded coconut all over my house and on my carpet. Rolling bliss balls in shredded coconut is my all time favourite, and somehow I usually manage to spread it all over my house. And the list does not stop with shredded coconut: you can use raw cacao powder, chia seeds, ground gojis, crushed nuts, just to name a few... or even leave them uncovered! So experiment with your coatings and use whichever ingredients you like.
or cover in cacao, powdered coconut, gojis or pumpkin seeds
Bliss balls are super easy to make, but there can be little issues here and there given the nature of the ingredients, the different blenders you may use or even the recipe. Here are some magic tricks if you get a little bit sticky. Or dry. Or sloppy.
+ You know when you're rolling your bliss balls and they get stuck to the palms of your hands? Simply wet your hands and they will stick no longer.
+ When your mixture is too dry simply add a little more coconut oil.
+ When your mixture is too 'sloppy' or wet, it can help to put it in the fridge for 10 minutes for everything to harden up a little.
+ Soaking your dates in hot water for 10 mins softens them and makes them easier to blend.
+ Sometimes to get the ball shape it is easier to mould the mixture, shaping it with your hands, instead of rolling the mixture. Some mixtures can fall apart when trying to roll into balls.
+ Bliss balls can be stored either in the fridge or freezer. The freezer creates a harder, chewier ball, whereas the fridge makes them softer and more melt-in-your-mouth.
roughly chop coconut and gojis, coat in chia seeds and sesame seeds, or dip in raw chocolateRecipe
1 cup walnuts
1 cup soaked, pitted dates (soak for 10mins)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon rice malt syrup *optional (for those of you new to cacao you may prefer to add the rice malt syrup to sweeten the mixture a little more, however I find that the dates make it sweet enough).
1. Process walnuts, shredded coconut, and raw cacao powder and place in a large bowl.
2. Process dates and coconut oil together, and the rice malt syrup if you are using it.
3. Combine date mixture in with the dry ingredients in the large bowl and mix to combine completely.
4. Using a heaped tablespoon of mixture, roll into balls and then roll in shredded coconut. Place on lined tray.
5. Set in freezer for 1 hour.
6. Store in fridge or freezer depending on your preference.
What is your favourite bliss ball recipe? How do you coat your fave bliss balls?
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