Looking for a quick, healthy snack to eat on the run or impress friends with at your next picnic? These Peanut Butter Bliss Balls are free from refined sugar, will keep you fuller for longer, and are delicious! The best thing is they are super simple and quick to make.
What is a Bliss Ball?
A Bliss Ball is an easy to make, round shaped snack, about the size of a golf ball, that can be eaten in 2 or 3 bites. They can come in all manner of flavours and textures, but these Peanut Butter balls are our favourite.
How do you make healthy Bliss Balls?
Essential base ingredients for making healthy bliss balls are your favourite nut butter, almond meal and cacao powder. These base ingredients provide flavour and texture, and add a nice amount of protein to your bliss balls. By using dates to add sweetness and coconut oil to help bind the bliss balls together you can avoid refined sugar and add in some healthy fats.
Can Bliss Balls be frozen?
Most definitely! Stored in airtight containers, they keep well for up to 4 weeks. To defrost, let them come to room temperature before eating, or place them in the fridge overnight to thaw out. Avoid the microwave if possible.
So if you love peanut butter and chocolate together, like quick wins in the kitchen and like to plan ahead with snacks at the ready, these bliss balls are for you!
- ½ cup pitted dates
- 1 cup almond meal
- ½ cup dessicated coconut
- 2 large tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 large tablespoon of cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- Soak dates in hot water for several minutes to soften. Once softened, drain most of the water, keeping a small amount.
- Add almond meal, coconut and cacao powder to a large bowl and mix together.
- Blitz together dates (including a small amount of water), coconut oil and peanut butter in a blender.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and combine
- Roll into 12 evenly sized balls (a little smaller than a golf ball
- Refrigerate for 1 hour or more before eating
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 4 weeks.
For nutrition advice and further recipes get in touch with our resident dietitian, Bella. Check out her website www.chowbellanutrition.net