i've been interested in making bliss balls but most of them have dried fruit in (i think we've covered the issues with bert and fruit before??) so i was searching for a recipe without fruit and possibly without nuts... (hi allergies!)
I found this recipe for coconut balls on line - and there are a few different versions (here's one) so have a little hunt! Anyway, these are super easy to make and are relatively healthy! I'm interested in trying out different chocolate for the covering - I just used a good quality dark chocolate, but maybe some kind of raw chocolate would be good. I made these to take for yoga class and then made another two batches for bert to snack on with his friend Lucy while they had a Beverly Hills 90210 night.
here's how to make them:
blend (in a blender) a cup of desiccated coconut with 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. once blended form into little balls and place on a tray covered with parchment paper.
then melt the chocolate - the recipe i've linked to above says a cup and a half of chocolate chips, but I fancy it would be too much. I found that a bar of chocolate was enough for two batches of these, but I guess it's just how you like your balls!
so melt chocolate and then drizzle over balls. just before the chocolate sets sprinkle a little sea salt on the top. yum! pop in the fridge and leave there for a couple of hours.
eat with pots of tea and bad tv.