3 Healthy Chocolate Bliss Ball Recipes

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Bliss balls are so easy to make. There’s no cooking, no fussing and no lengthy preparation time. They are literally a no-brainer. Children could even make them.

Simply throw your ingredients into the blender, whiz away and then roll into balls. Here are three recipes for you to enjoy these holidays as a healthy and delicious treat.

Recipe 1: Chocolate (Cacao) and Cashew Bliss Balls (Gluten Free)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cashews blended until smooth (or you can cheat and buy cashew butter)
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 dates (pitted and soaked for at least 4 hours)
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup of desiccated coconut for coating

Method:

Place all the ingredients except for the coconut in a mixer and whiz until smooth. With your hands roll the mixture into small balls. Then pour the desiccated coconut onto a chopping board and roll the balls in it to coat. Place the balls on a plate and refrigerate until hard.

Recipe 2: Sesame Bliss Balls (Gluten Free)

I borrowed this recipe from Deepak Chopra’s newsletter. Deepak explains that the sesame bliss balls promote a healthy digestion and purify the body and mind.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ cup golden raisins or regular raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger powder
  • 2 inches fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2½ tablespoons ghee or coconut oil

Method:

Place all the ingredients except for the sesame seeds in a mixer and whiz until smooth. With your hands roll the mixture into small balls. Then pour the toasted sesame seeds on a chopping board and roll the balls in it to coat. Place the balls on a plate and refrigerate until hard.

Recipe 3: Tahini Bliss Balls

These are one of my favorites bliss balls with a rougher surface.

  • 1 cup of rolled oats (use gluten-free oats if available)
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup

Method:

Place all the ingredients except for the chopped walnuts in a mixer and whiz until smooth. With your hands roll the mixture into small balls. Then pour the chopped walnuts on a chopping board and roll the balls on it to coat. Place the balls on a plate and refrigerate until hard.

My Secret To Yummy Bliss Balls
Quality ingredients. Organic is best with pesticide-free being second best. The taste is better and the nutritional value higher.

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