Vegan No-Bake Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls Cropped

So as part of my strategy this month to avoid refined sugars, today I made these raw vegan bliss balls, rolled in (variously) dessicated coconut (I found the shredded variety didn’t give a nice even coat), green tea powder, and slightly crushed up cacoa nibs.  Delicious!

These bliss balls have a beautifully cakey texture, and they’re so satisfying for that pesky sweet tooth, i’ve found that when I get the chocolate (or cake) urge, just one of these little wonders completely hits the spot.

No Bake Vegan Bliss Balls

Adapted from VegKitchen

Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond meal (flour)
  • ½ cup nut butter or tahini (i’ve used a combo of both and found it to be perfect)
  • 10 juicy Medjool dates
  • ¼ cup maca powder
  • 2 tablespoons cacao or organic cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar, to taste
  • Toppings of your choice to coat

Method

  1. Pop everything into a food processor and process until the mixture starts holding together as a mass. If it doesn’t do so after a minute or two of processing (for this depends on how moist the dates are and the density of the nut butter), add just a little water – a tablespoon is generally enough.
  2. Put all your coatings into separate bowls so they’re handy – as mentioned above, i’ve used variously dessicated coconut, crushed cacao nibs and green tea powder, as well as crushed toasted nuts, cacao powder, toasted sesame seeds…basically anything you like!
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls. Put a small amount of extra coconut on a small plate. Roll the balls in the coatings as you go.
  4. Arrange on another small plate and refrigerate for about an hour, then enjoy!

 

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