Spiced Walnut and Date Bliss Balls
Written By Danielle Minnebo
This healthy recipe was created by Nutritionist Danielle Minnebo. Danielle is a passionate cook and founder of Food to Nourish.
REP TIME 30 mins SERVES Makes approx 20 balls COOK TIME 1-2 hours DIFFICULTY Moderate
200g dates, pitted
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ground cloves
Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
50ml coconut oil
150g almond meal
Place dates, sultanas, vanilla powder, cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves and lemon juice and zest in a large bowl. Add 200ml hot water and mix together until dried fruit is coated in spices. Set aside to soak for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, add walnuts to a blender and blend until a crumb-like texture forms. Transfer to a flat plate or board and set aside.
Transfer dried fruit and spice mixture into the blender and blend until a smooth paste forms. Return the paste to the bowl, then add coconut oil and almond meal, mixing well to combine. If it’s a cool day, melt coconut oil over low heat beforehand.
Using a teaspoon, scoop up a small amount of mixture, roll between your hands to form a small ball the size of a cherry tomato, then roll in walnut crumbs. Place bliss ball on a flat tray and repeat process until you have used up the mixture. Place tray in the fridge for a couple of hours or until bliss balls have firmed up, then serve.