There are literally hundreds of possible combinations when it comes to bliss balls, but these have to be among the prettiest I have made!
I so often get asked for more Bliss Ball recipes so I am very happy to oblige! They are a brilliant snack to have on hand in the fridge, they keep well in the freezer and since they look this good they are perfect for parties, gifts and special occasions.
So many people are now eliminating various foods from their diet, with Gluten being a big one. My husband wanted me to make some gluten free treats for him to gift to his businesses so I immediately thought of these. Rich in flavour and so pretty, plus really quick to make which is great when you need a lot. Sure the rolling is a bit of a pain but fortunately you can do that bit in front of Netflix!
Raspberries worked really well in this recipe. I was a little unsure when I began to experiment as to how they would affect the mixture in terms of their moisture content, but the absolute best bit about Bliss Balls is just how versatile they are! You can really feel like a chef in your kitchen as you simply add a bit more of this and that until you are happy with the taste and texture. I used frozen raspberries as that is all that we have available right now, they are much less ‘wet’ than fresh too, so if you are using fresh you may wish to add additional nuts or coconut to the mixture.
So lets talk about Nuts……..there are people who are deeply allergic or even just slightly allergic and for those people I apologise! These are definitely not the balls for them as they do contain nuts. You can get raw or roasted cashews, now I know some people will prefer one over the other, in this instance I used roasted and they gave it a lovely depth of flavour, but I have also used raw in the past and that is lovely too.
Adding chocolate chips is of course totally optional, but it does give them another lift in flavour and well who doesn’t love chocolate! Use dark chocolate if you are avoiding dairy. I hope you enjoy these totally pretty delicious bliss balls, more recipes to come so keep an eye out for those, now onto the recipe.
- 1 Cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1 Cup Coconut, finely desiccated
- 1 Cup Cashews, raw or roasted
- ½ Cup Dates (Approx 15 dried, or 10 fresh)
- 1-2 Tablespoons Runny Honey
- ⅓ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- In a small bowl add the dates and cover with hot water, set them aside to allow them to soften for at least 5 minutes.
- In a food processor add the raspberries, coconut, cashews and blitz to a medium crumb.
- Remove the dates from water and add to the processor and blitz well until the mixture begins to combine into a soft ball.
- Add the honey - 1 or 2 Tablespoons as required to bring the mixture together so that it binds together and could easily be rolled into firm balls.
- Finally add the chocolate chips and gently stir through.
- Take teaspoon sized amounts of mixture and roll into balls and place on a large plate.
- You can then roll them in coconut or cocoa or leave them plain as I have done here.
- Pop them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to set, store them in the fridge or freezer until required.
So as you can see it is a pretty quick and simple recipe to make up. The longest part is rolling them but really that is quite therapeutic. You may wish to double or even triple this mixture but to keep your food processor in the best of health just make one batch at a time. Blitzing all these nuts and fruits can be hard on these machines so take care.
As I have said above these are really forgiving recipes. Add a little of that and a bit of this and you will just love creating your own versions of bliss balls that the whole family will love.
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