Friday, February 12, 2010

Bliss balls

Its hard to believe that something that tastes this amazing can also be incredibly healthy. Even my 3 year old will scoff them down.

They are also wonderful for using up leftovers as you can put so many different things in them. Use up that last bit of peanut butter or almond butter, the few prunes or cranberries at the bottom of the packet, the chia seeds you bought but don't seem to be using!

They are lovely to serve with a cheeseboard after a dinner party if you are feeling flash, and are a wonderful gift for students in the middle of exam time.

Gypsy's Bliss Balls

1/4 cup tahini or peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
½ cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup dried apricot pieces, or other dried fruit
1/2 cup dried dates
1/2 cup sultanas, or other dried fruit. Cranberries are great!
1/2 cup almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts
1/2 cup seeds e.g. pumpkin, sunflower, chia etc.
Extra coconut for rolling.

Mix all ingredients together in a food processor until a fine, sticky mixture is produced. Use more honey if necessary.
Shape into balls with wet hands and roll in coconut.
Refrigerate until firm.

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