If you have been following me on social media you may have noticed my recent obsession with bliss balls. There is a reason! Well, many reasons actually why I am mad about balls (bliss balls that is). So much so that I am going to be creating an inventory of JUST bliss balls over the coming weeks to share with you here on the blog!
But firstly, following is the low down on why home-made bliss balls are the bomb!
+ Perfect snack food
Bliss balls, whether it’s two, three or five you find yourself munching on, make the perfect little snacks for any time of the day. Keeping a few in your bag where ever you go is a great way to fend off the munchies. They make for a great sweet treat when you find yourself rummaging around the fridge late at night too.
+ Super easy to make
Home-made bliss balls are one of the easiest snacks you can whip up yourself. All you need is a high-speed blender, your favourite nuts + a few dates and cacao and your on your way.
+ Quick to make
Within minutes you can have these little goodies whizzed up, rolled out and in the fridge. You can make them as fancy or basic as your time allows. Time is precious in the fast paced lifestyle of today making these just perfect.
+ Packed with nutrition
Not only do they taste delicious but home-made bliss balls are super healthy and loaded with goodness. Clean carbs, healthy fats and plant-based proteins plus essential vitamins and minerals are all found in the humble little bliss ball.
You will be up for at least $4+ per bliss ball at any café or health store. Making your own is a sure way to save the pennies.
+ Endless flavour combos
The variations you can create with the many choices of nuts, seeds, natural sweeteners, fruits and superfoods are endless. Here are a few ideas:
-Cashew, cacao and mint
-Macadamia, coconut and vanilla
-Almond, orange and cranberry
+ Dairy, sugar, preservative and additive free
One of the great things about making your own bliss balls is you know exactly what is in them. You can avoid all those nasties found in so many snack foods and also cater for allergies or intolerances. Naturally bliss balls are dairy and sugar free but they can also be nut and gluten-free as well.
Sound pretty awesome right! To help you get going I will leave you with one of my favourite go to bliss ball recipes to enjoy. As I mentioned there will be plenty more to follow!
3-Ingredient Hazelnut Bliss balls
- 1 cup raw hazelnuts
- 8 medjool dates, pitted
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- Roast hazelnuts in oven until just golden brown
- Once cooled roll hazelnuts between the palms of your hands to remove skins
- Place hazelnuts, dates and cacao powder in a high speed blender and whiz until mixture is sticky and wet. If the mixture is too dry add a tiny dash of water to help hold mixture together.
- Roll mixture into balls and store in the fridge