Recipes of the month: Tropical cacao bliss balls

These little bliss balls are my favourites. They are a great way to get little ones to try new ingredients. They are just the right amount of sweetness and I found that one is enough to be satisfied.

You can use different ingredients such as roasted hazlenut, peanut butter or ABC butter, sultana, cranberries, dried mango etc. The nuts and the nut butters give the bliss balls a rich buttery full body flavour.


1 cup of pitted dates

1/2 cup of mixed nuts - I used cashew and Brazil nutes

3 tablespoon of nut butter - 100% peanut butter or ABC nut butter

1/2 cup organic desiccated coconut, plus extra to roll

1/3 cup raw cacao powder

1/4 cup maple syrup


1. Put all dry ingredients in a food processor. Process until well combined

2. Drizzle in maple syrup while mixing. Add just enough to combined

3. Stop the mixer and remove blade carefully.

4. Form dough into small balls with clean pair of hands. Coat with esiccated coconut.



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