Choc-Hazelnut Bliss Balls

IMG_5661These Choc-Hazelnut Bliss Balls are a great afternoon pick me up to satisfy those 4pm sweet cravings, without any of the added nasties.

If you are someone who is a little time-poor (who isn’t these days!) it is a good idea to make a batch of bliss balls on the weekend and then you’ll have a little something sweet to enjoy throughout the week. They are also so easy to make and contain minimal ingredients.

If you are feeling a bit creative, you may like to add your favourite superfood to further increase its nutritional value. I love adding Mesquite powder which contains several essential vitamins and nutrients, while also adding sweetness and a hint of ‘caramel’ flavour.

Another variation we love is adding a few tablespoons of hazelnut or almond butter. This creates a softer texture. This is delicious, however it isn’t ideal if you are wanting to make them for an on-the-go snack as they don’t set as well. If you plan to keep the refrigerated at home, then I highly recommend this addition!

We hope you enjoy x

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Ingredients

Makes 14 bliss balls

1 cup ground hazelnuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 cup medjool dates, firmly packed (soak in warm water for a few minutes to soften)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp coconut nectar

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender (we use a vitamix) and blend until smooth
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes
  3. Shape into bliss balls
  4. Add desired toppings (extra coconut, goji berries, cacao powder etc) or serve as is
  5. Store in the fridge