JEWEL BLISS BALLS

The perfect 3pm snack.

If you ask us, bliss balls are easily the health food world’s single greatest gift. Finally we’re able to succumb to those afternoon chocolate cravings without having to throw our health goals out the window (read: devour half a packet of Mint Slices). And especially now that summer is upon us and there’s no baggy jumpers to hide behind, these bite-size morsels of goodness couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

Packed with slow energy release ingredients like fruits, seeds and nuts, KitchenAid’s Jewel Bliss Ball recipe is just what you need to keep you fuelled between meals. There’s two method options depending on which appliance you have at home, but the best part is, there’s no baking required!

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Ingredients

150g almonds
200g fresh dates, pitted
75g dried apricots
¼ cup (45g) chia seeds
¼ cup (35g) pepitas
¼ cup (35g) sunflower seeds
½ cup (35g) shredded or moist flaked coconut
2 tbs (30g) raw cocoa nibs*
1 tbs raw cocoa powder *
½ tsp vanilla extract
good pinch ground cardamom
1-2 tbs coconut oil

Method

For the food processor:

Fit the food processor with the work bowl and multipurpose blade. Add the almonds and chop on speed 2 for 5 seconds or until roughly chopped.

Add the dates, apricots, chia seeds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, coconut, cocoa nibs, raw cocoa, vanilla, cardamom and 1 tbs of the coconut oil.

Process on speed 2 for 5 -10 seconds or until mixture reaches the desired texture. It should still have some chunks to show off the beautiful colours and textures of the ingredients. Take a small amount of the mixture in your hand and roll it into a ball. If a little dry add the remaining coconut oil and quickly pulse (don’t over process).

Roll into bite sized balls to serve.

For the food grinder with stand mixer:

Fit the food grinder with the coarse grinding plate to the stand mixer and place the mixing bowl underneath. Turn the stand mixer to speed 6. Add the almonds slowly to the hopper (don’t add all at once – allow them to slowly drop into the hopper). Follow with the dates, apricots, chia seeds, pepitas, sunflower seeds and cocoa nibs.

Remove the grinder. Attach the flat beater to the stand mixer and fix the mixing bowl in place. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla, cardamom and 1 tbs of the coconut oil to the mixture. Turn to speed 4 and mix 10 seconds or until mixture comes together. Take a small amount of the mixture in your hand and roll it into a ball. If a little dry add the remaining coconut oil and mix on speed 4 to combine.

Roll into bite sized balls to serve.

Tip: Raw cocoa is available from health food stores.

Tip: Unrolled mixture can be kept in a sealed container for up to 1 week. Roll the bliss balls fresh as you need them, they will stay fresh and moist this way.


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