Mastering homemade bliss balls is easy with this fuss-free recipe. Photo / Babiche Martens

Bliss Energy Balls With Coconut & Peanut Butter

Craving something sweet? Treat yourself with these not-so-naughty bliss balls

It’s hard to ignore New Zealand’s obsession with bliss balls. They’re simple to make and packed with flavour. For this recipe, use a base of sweet dates and then simply add your favourite flavours which can be anything from apricots and cranberries through to a selection of different nuts or whatever you have in the pantry. These make a great mid-afternoon treat.

Makes 15

2 cups dried dates
½ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup LSA
¼ cup cocoa
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup cashews or walnuts

1. Soak the dates in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and place the dates into a food processor.

2. Add the coconut, LSA, cocoa, peanut butter, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds and cashews. Whizz until well combined. Take a heaped tablespoon and roll into balls.

3. Roll the balls in cocoa, coconut or chopped pumpkin seeds and cashews. Store in the fridge.

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