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Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls

If you find them too sweet, try adding some roasted oats to the mix – about 2/3 cup works well.

Keep in fridge to avoid stickiness.

You can make this recipe with dates, prunes or cranberries.  If you have nut allergies in the family you can substitute the cashew nuts for seeds like sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds.

Ingredients

2 cups dates
2/3 cups cashews (generous serving advised)
Coconut to roll

Optional:
1/4 cup coconut + extra coconut for dipping
2 – 3 tablespoon cocoa
2/3 cup roasted oats

  1. Grind cashews and set aside.
  2. Pulse/process the dates in a food processor until they are pulpy and mushy (if you don’t have a good food processor, slightly steam dates and mash by hand).
  3. Give the food processor a rest, then add cashews *and coconut and cocoa* (more/less to taste) until well mixed.
  4. Scoop teaspoons full and roll into balls.
  5. Roll in coconut until well covered (i.e. no longer sticky).