Recipe: Date and Almond Bliss Balls


These date & almond balls are super easy-to-make recipe and are one of my favourites. They are delicious, bite sized, healthy snacks that I can whip up, freeze and grab when needed, and my kids love them!

Recipe: Rebecca Needham


Add into a food processor:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup dessiccated coconut
good sprinkle of chia seeds

  • Blend until all of the nuts are broken up into tiny pieces or to your desired consistency.
  • Add: 1/2 cup soaked pitted dates (I soak the dates for a few hours in boiling water), and then add 2-3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil.
  • Blend again until and the mixture has bound together enough to shape into balls  and has a slightly sticky consistency.
  • Spoon out tablespoon size amounts and roll into small balls. You can roll in coconut or leave plain.

Store in fridge or freezer. Makes around 15 balls.

This recipe first featured in the Water Cooler– a weekly round of staff recommendations, reviews and interesting tidbits published on thisNZlife every Friday.


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