Happy New Year Friends! I’m finally back here on my blog bringing you one new delicious and delightful recipe! I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas and you celebrated the start of 2018 in style, or in your PJ’s, like I did 😉
If you follow me on Instagram, I hope you enjoyed following me along on my travels through America and Canada. My family and I went over there for about 4 weeks, for the holidays. It was absolutely freezing cold but even more beautiful. I love the snow and winter but the temperatures we experienced in Canada was around -28°C, yeah, FREEZING!!
I ended up getting sick with the flu on Christmas night, which was our last day in Banff before heading to Hawaii and I remember waking up in the middle of the night and just started crying, upset at the thought of having to go outside again, haha! It was that or probably more so because my entire body ached from the flu symptoms, either or, it was super cold and I don’t know how people live there?! I secretly loved it though…
My favourite city of all time though, well of all the cities I have ever visited is New York City! I wish to live there one day.
To kick start 2018, I’m bringing you a simple treat recipe that you only need 5 ingredients for:
I really enjoy this bliss ball recipe. Usually I’m not much of a fan of bliss balls or energy bites that consist mainly of dates, because they tend to all taste the same. For this recipe, there aren’t a whole lot of dates so they aren’t the main flavour you taste when you take a bite. You can also use medjool dates for this recipe if you don’t have pitted dates, or visa versa. I’ve made this recipe using both options.
The chia seeds offer you crunch and health, which is great! There also isn’t any added sweetener in these bliss balls, the dates give enough sweetness and you’re already sweet enough, hehe.
The coconut oil hold these balls together, the dates also help stick them.
Now, this recipe makes around 10 small/medium bliss balls, which is just the right amount for a few snack options over a few days. You can double this recipe if you wish to have more, not difficult at all.
Just a few more great things about these bliss balls; they’re gluten free (if you find yourself some gluten free rolled oats), vegan, nut free and no added refined sugar. These are my new favourite bliss balls! I hope you also enjoy them, I have a feeling you will be making these quite a bit this year! Enjoy x
- 1 cup rolled oats, gluten free if preferred
- 3 Tbsp cacao powder
- ½ cup pitted dates, soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes. Or 10 medjool dates, pitted
- 4 Tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ cup coconut oil, room temperature, not melted
- Extra ¼ cup chia seeds, for rolling
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.
- Drain soaked dates and set aside.
- Add all ingredients, except for the extra ¼ cup chia seeds (they’re going to be for rolling later), to a high speed food processor.
- Process for 20-30 seconds or until mixture sticks together. Adding more coconut oil, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed to help the balls stick together and hold their shape.
- Place the extra chia seeds in a small bowl.
- Pick up approx. 1-2 tablespoons of mixture and roll into balls.
- Roll balls in chia seeds and place on lined tray. Repeat with remaining mixture.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Serve and Enjoy!