A healthy spin on the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Sometimes, “real” food can sound boring and something that takes time and effort to create…
Most of the time, we just want something to throw together that’s quick, easy, and most importantly, delicious.
Here is my solution: Bliss balls.
Ready in less than 15 minutes, requiring only 7 ingredients; they’re naturally sweetened and actually taste like peanut butter cups.
Get on board.
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Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Bliss Balls
These bites are totally customisable, so if you’re not a fan of peanut butter, no biggy, sub it out for almond butter or another nut or seed butter of your choosing. Not into chocolate either, that’s okay, leave it out and add more chia seeds and quinoa flakes. Not a huge lover of chia, sub in flax or hemp seeds.
Hiking? Travelling? Road trips? Workouts? Long walks on the beach? These are the perfect snack for any occasion.
- 1 cup dates (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes, drained & pitted)
- 5 tbsp natural salted peanut butter or almond butter
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup dairy-free dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (you can also use ground flaxseeds or hemp seeds)
- 3/4 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Place dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit for 10 minutes to rehydrate, then drain and pat dry.
- Pulse pitted dates in a food processor until it forms a ball of date mixture.
- Add in the peanut butter, cacao powder, chocolate, chia seeds and quinoa flakes, then pulse until well combined.
- Do not overly process the mixture that it becomes mush, just enough so that small pieces form.
- Roll into small balls, using the warmth of your hands to mould them together.
- Pop them in the fridge or freezer to set for 15 minutes, then they’re good to go!
- Keep in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to one week, or freeze for long-term storage.
As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction.
Have you made bliss balls before? What were they like? Share your favourite recipe.
Lots of love,