Bliss balls are a great healthy snack to have in the fridge and also the perfect pick-me-up. I have eaten numerous bliss balls over the years, but have never actually made them! So, after coming across this website a few weeks ago, I found a recipe for ‘Berry Berry Bliss Balls’. They looked and sounded great, and are filled with frozen raspberries, freeze dried raspberries and raspberry powder (plus a few other goodies) – yummy! They are simple to make and a fun way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
I have used this recipe here, but have opted for Nudecoconut coconut oil instead. I recommend buying your cashews in bulk (Bulk Food Savings on Dominion Road is great) as they are cheaper than the supermarket. You can also buy the Fresh As freeze dried raspberries and raspberry powder from Farro Fresh, Sabato (online or in-store) and Commonsense Organics.
Makes approximately 16 bliss balls.
1 cup cashew nuts
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 tablespoon melted Nudecoconut coconut oil
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/3 cup Fresh As freeze dried raspberries
1 teaspoon Fresh As raspberry powder
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
Extra raspberry powder to roll balls in
1. In a food processor, add nuts, shredded coconut, dried raspberry powder, coconut oil and maple syrup. Process for about 20 seconds to break up the nuts.
2. Add in frozen raspberries and freeze dried raspberries and pulse a few times until the mixture comes together.
3. Take a small handful of the mixture and roll into balls. Cover half (or all) with the extra raspberry powder.
4. Store in the fridge, or start eating them straight away!
* Enjoy these with friends and family, either with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea x
This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Lauren at Sweet and Southern Lifestyle.