Cacao + Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

I love bliss balls. Plain and simple! As the name suggest, their bliss. Tiny, little bites of bliss. Snack sized heaven. A ball of goodness. Okay, I’m getting a bit carried away now…I don’t know anyone who can resist the peanut butter and chocolate combination.. I mean, really, is there anything better? But then again, I am a nut butter addict…

But I digress! These are chewy, thick, filling, and have a nice little crunch to them which I absolutely love. If you don’t want the crunch, just simply sub the buckinis for extra oats or almond meal. Simple! Just like this recipe.

Oh, and I use two different types of peanut butter in this recipe, just to add an extra chocolate kick, but feel free to use however many types of peanut butter you like, whether it’s one or three!

Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, Oil Free, Gluten Free Option

2 cups almond meal
1/2 cup oats (Use certified GF if needed, or just add some more buckinis/almond meal)
1/2 cup activated buckinis (Loving Earth is my favourite, but you can easily activate your own)
2 tblsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2tblsp Mayver’s cacao peanut butter
1 tblsp Mayver’s crunchy peanut butter
14 medjool dates

1. Start by soaking your dates in a bowl of hot water for about a hour. This makes them nice and soft, and helps in the blending process! Drain and set aside.

2. Once your dates are nice and soft, all you need to do is chuck all the ingredients into a food processor (except the dates) and briefly blend.

3. Add the dates slowly, about 2 at a time, until you have a thick, dough-like consistency.

IMG_20160619_1829134. Roll the dough into balls, and place in an air-tight container. I managed to get around 25 balls out of my batch.

If you wish to add the peanut butter drizzle, simply combine a tablespoon of smooth peanut butter and a little melted coconut oil and drizzle over the top of the balls before placing them in the fridge. Talk about yum!

Now just enjoy! These are a great afternoon snack, to cure those little sweet cravings and to help get you through until dinner. They’re also a great post-strength workout snack as they’re packed with natural protein. But look, honestly, they’re just a great snack in general and you can eat them whenever and where ever you want! So make, enjoy, and let me know how you like them.

Happy eating!

Ash x



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