Bliss balls are a healthy snack alternative because their sweetness typically comes from honey or dried fruits. That means they come without processed sugar. Another benefit is that they only need 10 minutes prep time and can be easily prepared in advance – stored in an airtight container in the fridge they will stay fresh for two weeks. Whenever you need a quick energy boost, bliss balls are the ideal ‘grab and go‘ snack.
2 cups cashews
1 cup shredded coconut
4 heaped tablespoons cocoa (or cacao) powder
1 cup peanut (or any other nut) butter
6 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
4-6 oz dark chocolate
To decorate; finely chopped pistachios, rose petals and freeze dried raspberries.
Place the cashews, coconut, cocoa and salt into food processor and blitz until finely chopped. Add the peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract and process until the mixture comes together. Add a splash of water to bring the mixture together – if required. Take tablespoons of the mixture and shape into balls.
Place chocolate into a heat proof bowl and carefully place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Do not let the bottom of the bowl touch the water. Heat for 3-4 minutes or until the chocolate is melted.
Dip each ball into the melted chocolate allowing excess to run off. Carefully place onto a tray lined with baking paper and top with a sprinkle of freeze dried raspberries, chopped pistachios or rose petals.
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