Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Balls

Healthy Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Balls to celebrate Mid week! Couldn’t resist dressing them up with a coat of dark chocolate ganache and a sprinkle of Rose Petals. It’s raw, gluten-free and Vegan too. Yay

I’ve always wanted to make my own bliss balls. They are usually called no baked snacks. If you know me, I like to take the easy way out and no baked desserts are sometimes high on my list. These snacks are also called energy balls. Why? They provide the energy to keep you going for the day. One ball has less than 100 calories. The original recipe calls for Medjool dates but I didn’t have any in my pantry. You can guess what happens next… Fridge Cleaning!! That’s usually my favourite part when you raid the fridge or pantry cupboard for things you sometimes “never knew existed” and go HEYYY i could use this to make something really yummy. 

This version contains a mixture of coarse bits of whole almonds ( for texture) and ground almonds. It also contains dried cranberries which I soaked for 15mins to remove some of the sweetness from it, chia seeds, cocoa powder and a little honey. 

If this is not bliss, I don’t know what is! 

Chocolate Cranberry Bliss Balls

Ingredients ( Makes around 10-12 balls)

1/4 cup (40g) Dried Cranberries
50g almond flour
50g almond slices/ whole almonds
2 1/2 tbsp maple/Honey or agave syrup
10g cocoa powder
1 tsp chia seeds

Instructions

1) Soak dried cranberries in water and drain the excess to wash off extra sugar

2)  Place all the ingredients except cranberries in a food processor and mix until you get a sticky dough. ( I used 50g almond flour and 50g whole almonds as i wanted a little bigger pieces of almond in the ball for texture).

3) Add cranberries and pulse.

4) With your hands, roll and shape the balls.

5) Let set in refrigerator for at least one hour before serving. Store in a airtight container placed in the refrigerator for up to one week, or up to one month in the freezer.

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