Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mixed bliss balls


I call these balls bliss balls, because first of all they are super easy to make, that's bliss #1, second of all they taste AMAZING, that's bliss #2, and third of all you can make a nice gift to your friends with them so they as well feel the happiness :) That's bliss #3.. enough reasons to make them right away :))
Ouh and I forgot... they are super healthy, 100% gluten free, dairy free, egg free, great to just snack on them when you have a sweet tooth, or as a post-workout snack :) ... bliss #4, 5, 6, 7... :):):)  


What will you need:
- 1 cup cashew nuts, soaked for 2-3 hours
- 2 cups dates, soaked for 30 minutes
- 3/4 cups almonds, soaked overnight
- 10 grams cocoa butter (or coconut oil)
- 60 grams wild dried apricots
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- pinch of cardamon
- 1 tsp date syrup (or maple/agave syrup)
- coconut shred, sesame seeds, thinly cut almonds for coating

Method:
  1. Rinse all soaked nuts and dates, set aside.
  2. Melt the cocoa butter on a bed of hot water.
  3. Place the cashew nuts, chia seeds, date syrup, melted cocoa butter together with the dates, apricots and spices to the food processor. Process until a smooth, sticky paste is formed and everything is well combined. If the paste is too dry, you can add more date syrup or a bit of water.
  4. Add the almonds and pulse a few times, so the almonds are not completely processed and some coarse pieces reamin in the paste.
  5. Take a small portion from the paste and form small balls between your hands.
  6. Coat the balls with coconut shred, sesame seeds or cut almonds .. as you like :).

I prepared small bags with mixed bliss balls in them and gave them to my friends :) You can make them too and make someone else happy :D