I realize that bliss balls have been done to death, but they are yummy and super practical. I have been making these ones every few days lately as my kids love them and they are nut free so they can go in the lunchbox.
As I roll them in the coconut, it reminds me of a healthy version of the ‘rum balls’ my mum made in the early 80s!
From an Ayurvedic perspective these balls are Vata-pacifying with the salty and sweet tastes. The peppermint has a cooling quality so in Winter you may omit it and add a pinch of cardamom or cinnamon instead.
- 1 cup sunflower seeds, I process these in a high speed blender but you can also leave them whole for more texture.
- 3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
- 6 dates (soaked and blended)
- ½ tsp Himalayan sea salt
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- dash of peppermint oil to taste (I use about 6 drops)
- 1/3 cup desiccated coconut for rolling
Mix all the ingredients together, I like to use a blender but you can mix by hand if you don’t have one. Scoop out 1Tbsp of the mixture at a time, create a ball and then roll in the coconut. That’s it so quick and easy! If they are not all eaten straight away, they last in the fridge up to 5 days.