Saturday, July 27, 2013

er that's Bliss Balls dear!

Earlier today I told the girls that I was going to make us some "nut free Bliss Balls".

The Fashionista looked at me in horror and said "really?"

Anyway to cut a long story short ... she thought that I had said that I was going to make "nut free Piss Balls" and was understandably a little horrified at the thought ...

Bliss with a B ... Balls
(Makes approx 30 balls)

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup dried prunes
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp Acai Berry Powder (optional)
  • 2 tsp cacao (or cocoa)
  • approx 1/3 - 1/2 cup dessicated coconut for rolling the balls in.
  1. Whizz all the ingredients together in a food processor until it becomes sticky (takes a while, so be patient) and is easy to form into balls.
  2. Roll the balls (about the size of large marbles) in coconut, and then put into airtight container in fridge.
  3. Hide them from the husband and kids who can't believe they are healthy!!!

You don't need to stick too carefully to the recipe. You can substitute dried fruits quite easily and also sometimes your dried fruit can be juicier than other times, so it can be a bit of a guessing game.


  1. I've been making some similar ones. Mine have apricots, dates, figs (which I didn't use, I just added extra dates and apricots), raisins and sunflower seeds. Rolled in coconut. nice little afternoon snack.

    1. Funnily enough The Fashionista does not like raisins or currants. It's never bothered me cause she eats everything else you give her but I might grab a pack and mix them in and see if she detects them. Would be cheaper than some of the stuff out there. This healthy eating is expensive!!!

  2. Oh that is funny. Reminds me of last night's dinner convo and how it degenerated and all my fault. One child has warts, I shared a friends' um remedy;) along the vein of our BBliss balls;) not something I normally discuss as I strive to be a lady but anyway my kids thought it hilarious.

    1. Those moments around a dinner table are priceless. And really that cures warts? Well I'll be!

  3. These look good, and not a crystal of sugar in sight! We went sugar-free some months ago and now we are always on the look out for delicious but healthy recipes. I shall print off your bliss balls recipe. I made sure to type that carefully!

    1. Do you use anything like agave or stevia? The girls are using agave on their porridge at the moment.

    2. Lisa,

      Agave? I haven't heard of that. I shall have to investigate! We do use a bit of stevia, but not a lot. We also use rice malt syrup. We don't use any sweeteners on porridge. We either stir in a little fresh cream, or add a can of coconut cream to the pan. It tastes delicious that way, though Andy wasn't sure at first. He missed his brown sugar for a while but he has now adjusted to our healthier way of doing things!

      Oops! Just looked at the time. Sophie has an orthodontist appointment. I shall have to return to read all your new posts!


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