Vanilla bliss balls

Serves 20 | | |
These gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free Vanilla Bliss Balls are a cinch to make – and are enough to keep you going during a frantic day.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural almonds
  • 2 cups stoned dates, chopped roughly
  • 1 cup mixed pepitas (pumpkin seeds), sunflower seeds and pine nuts
  • ½ cup shredded coconut plus another ¼ cup for decoration (if desired)
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla bean essence
  • 2 tablespoons water
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Method

  1. In a processor, blitz almonds for about 20 seconds.
  2. Add dates and then blitz again until resembling rough sand.
  3. Add mixed seed mixture and ½ cup shredded coconut and blitz again until well combined.
  4. Add vanilla and water and blitz again until fully combined.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop out spoonfuls of the mixture and roll and press between palms to form small, walnut-sized balls.
  6. Roll into reserved coconut if desired or leave as is.
  7. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up until a week.