Bliss Balls

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Warning! Bliss Balls are healthy! If you don’t like dried fruit, stop reading right now!

From time to time, I cut down on eating sugar, but since I like my sweets (and baking), jumped on the Bliss Balls bandwagon a few years ago.

You can make these out of whatever dried fruit you like (or have leftover from making last year’s Christmas pudding), just make the adjustments to suit your own taste. I have a food processor, which makes this recipe easier, but if I didn’t have one, I would not make this recipe. Too much chopping.

100gm walnuts

100gm almonds

2 Tblspns LSA (linseed, soy and almond meal)

2 Tblspns pepitas

180gm dates

100gm dried apricots

100gm prunes

1 Tblspn peanut butter

2 Tblspns cocoa

1 Tblspn cinnamon

2 Tblspns honey

100gm desiccated coconut

Chop up the walnuts, almonds and pepitas in the food processor until they are finely crumbed. Add the dates, apricots and prunes and chop, chop, chop. (If the food processor is too small to fit all of these at once, process the dried fruit in batches with a few spoons of the already processed nuts. Don’t do the fruit by itself or it will stick to the blades).

If you still have room in your food processor, add the peanut butter, cocoa, cinnamon, honey and mix some more. If not, use a large bowl and wooden spoon.

Roll into balls and then roll in coconut. Store in an airtight container. Bliss Balls will keep for about two weeks, (it helps that He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers and Miss S won’t eat them). The recipe makes about thirty Bliss Balls.

 

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