Chocolate bliss ball heaven
I love bliss balls. They satisfy a sweet craving and are packed with nutritious ingredients. I was looking for cacao butter (for homemade organic chocolates) and my organic shop had run out, so I bought some cocoa mass instead. It has been sitting in my fridge for ages because I haven’t gotten around to seeing how it goes in the home made chocolates. It was a little pricey, so I decided it was time to make something out of it. You can put so many different ingredients in bliss balls, so I decided to give it a go….and they turned out brilliantly!
I found a recipe online and modified it (based on what I had in my pantry): The original recipe can be viewed here: Raw Cacao Bliss Balls
The great thing about this recipe is that you can get creative with your choice of nuts and dried fruit and you can add all your favourite super foods as well.
MY CACOA BLISS BALLS
1 cup dried fruit (I used 3/4 cup organic dried figs + 1/4 cup of sulphur free dried apricots)
1 cup nuts (I used almonds and walnuts)
1/3 cup organic coconut oil
1/3 cup organic raw cacao powder (I used organic cocoa mass, which I ground up in my thermomix)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
Soak medjool dates (if using them) for 15 minutes in warm water to soften. While waiting blend nuts on high speed until they reach a fine crumb/meal texture.
Remove nuts from bowl and set aside.
Blend dried fruit, cacao powder,1/4 cup of shredded coconut, coconut oil and seeds until it reaches a smooth texture. Add the ground nuts and blend together until combined.
Once the mixture is completely combined, remove the mixture from the processor with a spoon and roll into small balls. Coat in shredded coconut and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Leave them for at least a few hours so they reach a firmer texture. These can also be stored in the freezer. The Fabulous Woman Project
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