Perfect for snacks before you work out, the bliss balls can be wrapped individually in cellophane like candy so it’s easy to grab it from the fridge or freezer and bring to the gym.

Makes 13 to 15 balls

Ingredients:
1/2 cup toasted nuts and / or seeds, such as:peanuts, cashews, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds
1/2 cup rolled, quick, or instant oats
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 to 1/2 cup dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, mango, dates, apricots
1/2 tsp cinnamon, optional
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup + 2-4 tbsp peanut butter
Optional coconut sugar or muscovado sugar to taste
Optional for rolling: chia seeds, desiccated coconut, turmeric powder, cocoa powder, matcha powder

Instructions:

  1. Grind the nuts and oats in a food processor or blender until crumbly.
  2. Pour the oat mixture into a mixing bowl. Stir in the coconut, dried fruit, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Add 1/2 cup peanut butter to the dry mixture and mix well until combined with your hands. The mixture should clump together easily; if not, add more peanut butter by the tablespoonful. Taste and add sugar by the tablespoonful if desired.
  4. Scoop a heaping tablespoonful of the mixture and roll into balls. If desired, roll the balls in chia seeds, desiccated coconut, turmeric, cocoa powder, or matcha powder.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week or the freezer for a few months.

Notes:

  • You can replace the peanut butter with another type of nut butter, or even speculoos spread / chocolate hazelnut spread for a more desserty bliss ball
  • You can replace the peanut butter with 1/2 to 3/4 cup pitted dates pureed into a paste or cocojam.
  • Choose a peanut butter that doesn’t have additional oil and preferably no added sweetener. Some peanut butters can be very thick / ‘dry’ so only add 1/2 cup first, then additional tablespoonfuls of peanut butter until the mixture holds together.