Bliss balls are a quick and easy snack to make but many recipes include lots of nuts and excessive dried fruit. This nut free bliss ball with oats, cacao nibs and a small number of dates is a great alternative and reminiscent of a chocolate chip cookie. The cacao nibs provide a good source of iron and calcium and give a great texture. The healthy fats and protein from the tahini and fibre from the oats, seeds and coconut make this a satisfying, well balanced, sweet snack that will sustain you to your next meal.
30g maple syrup
20g cacao nibs
20g sunflower seeds
20g desiccated coconut
15g coconut oil melted
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp vanilla essence
Large pinch of sea salt
Sesame seeds for rolling in (optional)
- Place all ingredients into food processor and blend until fine. You may need to pulse and scrape the sides a few times to get the desired consistency.
- Shape into balls and roll in sesame seeds if desired and refrigerate.