A simple no-bake energy bliss ball recipe. A great anytime snack or dessert that is refined-sugar free and vegan. Makes 20-22 balls.
For the energy bliss balls:
10Medjool dates (200 g),halved and pitted
1/4cuppure maple syrup(4 tablespoons)
1/2tsp.coarse sea salt
1/8tsp.bourbon vanilla powder
1/4cupfine cut rolled oats(25 g)
2tablespoonsspelt flour(or coconut flour for gluten-free)
100gblanched ground almonds
For the toppings:
100gdark chocolate(organic 85% cacao)
Add the pitted dates, maple syrup, salt, vanilla, oats, flour and nuts to a food processor and pulse until the mixture is well combined and starts to form a ball. If it is too sticky then add a tablespoon more oats Or if it seems dry and crumbly, add a little more maple syrup or warm water.
Form the dough into small balls (4cm) and place in the fridge to chill for 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler. And place the ground nuts in small bowl.
Bath the balls one at a time in the chocolate bath to fully coat and then tranfer with a small spoon into the bowl with the ground nuts. Roll in the ground nuts (you can do this by shaking the bowl in a circular motion or sprinkling some of the nuts on top and then rolling with your fingers) and set them on a plate. Transfer back to the fridge to firm up and enjoy. Store in a covered container in the fridge.
You can easily ground your own nuts for this bliss ball recipe. Using a food processor, pulse the nuts until they have a sandy consistency.
The Medjool dates should be soft, plump and juicy. If the dates are dry, then soak them in hot water about 10 minutes, then strain the fruit and discard the water.