I really wanted to create some date free bliss balls without any other dried fruits to help in keeping the sugar content down and to make bliss balls easy for people who are trying to avoid fructose. I have kept them nut free too so they can go in lunch boxes.
Tahini it is a great source of calcium as well as being rich in many other minerals and vitamins. If you don’t need them to be nut free then you could use any nut butter if you prefer.
These are also high in healthy fats so they make a great snack or a lunchbox treat.
1/2 cup pepitas (I activate mine first)
1 cup coconut flakes or shredded coconut
1/4 cup hulled tahini
3 tbsp raw cacao
2 tbsp raw honey or rice malt syrup (add more or less to satisfy your tastes).
2 tbsp coconut butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
good pinch of salt
Blitz all of the ingredients in a food processor until well combined.
Test the mixture by pressing a small amount together to check that it sticks and add more tahini, coconut butter or coconut oil if needed.
Taste for sweetness and add more honey if needed.
Roll into balls.
I like to coat these in Crio Bru but you could leave them plain or use desiccated coconut or cacao if you prefer.
Store in the fridge or freezer. I like to eat them straight from the freezer.
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