Bliss balls are popular right now. Packed full of goodness, they are a really easy snack. However, not all bliss balls are created equally and unless they are packed with sticky dried fruit and have little to no nuts or seeds in them, my girls just won’t eat them. Until today that is! Today the heavens shined down upon me and I created a recipe that was finally a winner!
Cranberry Bliss Balls
These are perfect to make together with children. Rabbit loved helping and was very proud of her efforts!
200grams mixed nuts and seeds (sunflower seeds, pepitas and cashews are what I used. You will need something with a good oil content as we want a moist mix not a dry one.)
10 grams of desiccated coconut
160 grams of craisins
5 mejool or 10 dried pitted dates
Coconut oil (if your mix is too dry and not coming together)
Coconut/chia seeds etc to roll them in
Mill seeds and nut mixture for 10 seconds on speed 9 (or blitz them in a food processor until you have a fine crumb which is starting to clump together). Add remaining ingredients and combine of speed 5 for 20 seconds (or blitz in food processor until craisins and dates and chopped and mixture is well combined and forming a ball). If your mixture isn’t moist enough and isn’t sticking together add a small amount of coconut oil (1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon should be plenty).
Roll scoops of mixture together using clean hands, press the mixture in your hands to make a tight ball. Roll in desiccated coconut or chia or sprinkles (I did a mix of chia and coconut) if desired. Put in an air tight container and store in the fridge until ready to eat.
My grubby little Monkey had to get in on the action and have a photo just like Rabbit’s – she is very much a firm believer in having everything Rabbit has!
My little girls ate 3 of these each whilst I was rolling them and my 5 year old tried to sneak 3 extras into her lunch box this morning! If your school is nut free just use seeds only.