May 14, 2012

Nut-free Bliss Balls

These bliss balls contain a special ingredient called cacao powder, which is made when chocolate liquor is pressed to remove three quarters of its cocoa butter. The remaining cocoa solids are processed to make fine unsweetened cocoa powder. You can buy cacao powder at speciality shops - it's a useful ingredient to add chocolate flavour to an array of baked goods, much like cocoa powder.

These bite-sized morsels are a great treat or snack in between meals as they are packed with all those 'great for you' ingredients and a good dose of protein to keep your metabolism firing.

Nut-free Bliss Balls


  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of dessicated coconut
  • 30 ml of authentic maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of cranberries, soaked in hot water and drained, leaving a little water left
  • 1/2 cup of goji berries
  • 2 tbsp of tahini
  • 2 tbsp of sugar-free protein powder in chocolate or vanilla
  • 2 tsps of cocoa powder
  • sesame seeds, cocoa powder or dessicated coconut to roll
  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse to combine - if you are having trouble getting the mixture to come together, add some more coconut.
  2. Roll a small spoonful of the mixture into a ball and roll in sesame seeds, cocoa powder or coconut to finish.

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