I am a big fan of healthy snacks that are easy to make – and from the feedback I have been receiving lately, it seems like I am not alone! If you are looking for a quick, healthy snack, check out my Banana Mug Cake, Raw Chocolate Peppermint Truffles and Chocolate Mug Cake.
Today's recipe, Raw Caramel Macadamia Bliss Balls, is an adaption of my popular Raw Caramel Slice recipe – one of the first recipes I shared on Becomingness, nearly 12 months ago. It is still my favourite dessert recipe and I wondered if it work as a bliss ball. I was really happy with the results – I may even prefer it to the original, as you still get the amazing caramel flavour, but in a easier to make recipe. You can't go wrong with that!
These would also make a romantic sweet treat for your loved one on Valentine's Day.
Raw Caramel Macadamia Bliss Balls
Makes 20 - 24
12 medjool dates, pitted
1 cup raw macadamias
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup pure maple syrup (or raw honey or rice malt syrup)
2 tablespoons tahini (either hulled or unhulled)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
Add all the ingredients (except the desiccated coconut) to a high speed blender (or food processor) and process until completely combined and smooth. Place mixture into the freezer until firm, approximately 30 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and roll the mixture into small balls and coat in the desiccated coconut. Place on a lined baking tray and freeze until firm.
Store in the refrigerator.
Vanessa Vickery (or Ness as she is also known) is a qualified nutritionist and a mother of two energetic toddlers. She created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible information, as well as offering valuable products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. Come say hello and follow Ness on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest.