the infamous bliss ball - two ways!

bliss balls two ways; lemon, coconut & tahini and peanut butter & cacao

Ahhh the bliss ball! Despite their popularity amongst yogis on the go and health conscious trendsters looking for their next superfood fix, these little balls of goodness belong in all kitchens. They are super quick and painlessly easy to make plus if you're trying to kick a sugar habit these will be your saviour. They lend themselves extremely well to being messed with; meaning feel free to use this recipe as a guide and sub out what you don't have for what you do. 

lemon, coconut & tahini bliss ball

Makes 20 approx.

Ingredients

1 cup raw almonds or nut of your choice
1 TBSP ground flaxseed
1 TBSP sesame seeds (ground if possible)
1/2 cup desiccated coconut plus extra for finishing
pinch salt
pinch nutmeg
1/2 cup sultanas
2 TBSPs lemon zest
1/3 cup of hulled (light) tahini

Additional Equipment

food processor

Method

1. Process the almonds until they resemble bread crumbles, add the ingredients flax through to nutmeg and pulse to combine.
2.Add the sultanas and lemon zest and continue to process until the mixture comes together
easily when pinch between your forefinger and thumb.
3. Add the tahini, process until fully combined and then bring the mixture together in TBSP sized balls between your palms. When you've finished making all the balls roll in the extra coconut and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week. 

peanut butter and cacao bliss balls

Makes 20 approx.

Ingredients

1 cup dates
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup cacao plus extra for finishing
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1 tsp vanilla extract

Additional Equipment

food processor

Method

1. Process the dates until they resemble more of a thick paste.
2. Add the remaining ingredients (add a pinch of salted if using unsalted peanut butter) and continue to process until the mixture comes together easily when pinch between your forefinger and thumb.
3. Bring the mixture together in TBSP sized balls between your palms. When you've finished making all the balls roll in the extra cacao powder (crushed peanuts would also look great!) and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week.