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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.

To find more of her tasty recipes and to view her range of products, visit www.foodtonourish.com.au. Image via www.goodfood.com.au

REP TIME 30 mins SERVES Makes approx 20 balls COOK TIME 1-2 hours DIFFICULTY Moderate

INGREDIENTS


  • 200g dates, pitted

  • 100g sultanas

  • 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

  • 100g walnuts

METHOD


  1. 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.

  2. Meanwhile, add walnuts to a blender and blend until a crumb-like texture forms. Transfer to a flat plate or board and set aside.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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