Guilt-free Treats

 All you need is love...and a little sweet treat! 

Who doesn't love sweet treats that taste amazing, but are guilt free! All the recipes featured on this page are jam packed with healthy ingredients that your body and taste buds will love. It really is amazing to see what you can create with just natural ingredients that are actually good for you! I hope this collection inspires you to, eat better for your health, try new recipes, and enjoy creating great food for you and your family. 

Cacao & Chia Seed Bliss Balls

I will be honest with you... I have a little addiction to making (and eating!) Bliss Balls, so this page may be dedicated to bliss balls for awhile, until I start branching out (or maybe when I finally get sick of them!) and making more healthy sweet treats! I am having lots of fun creating different recipes for bliss balls, they are easy to make, and myself and my two boys absolutely love eating bliss balls. I have to keep our bliss balls in the freezer, to stop the inevitable of myself eating all of them ('oh just one more', every time I open the fridge!), and so my three year old doesn't see them, thus subsequently, having a tantrum to get one! Bliss balls make such a great snack, or a little treat for after lunch. Place bliss balls in your child's lunch box for a snack at kindy or school, to keep their tummies full for longer. I really hope you enjoy the recipes, your feedback is more than welcome! 

Ferrero Rocher Bliss Balls

But first, here's a few tricks/tips for you...

  • Wet your hands before molding into balls as this will make it so much easier. 
  • You can either soak dates in boiling water (as I explain further below) or place them in the microwave for 20 seconds, just to soften them up a bit. This will make them easier to process.
  • If you have a small processor (like the kenwood one), place the nuts in there first and blitz for 30 seconds. Then put them in the larger food processor. This will ensure there are no lumps. Or you can follow the tip below.

Carrot and Blueberry Bliss Balls
  • You can soak nuts, seeds, dried fruit in boiling water for 10 - 15 minutes before placing in the food processor (drain the water first), this will help them blend easier, its not essential, but a little trick you may want to try! 
  • You can make bliss balls ahead of time and freeze them!
  • Medjool dates are actually nicer than dried dates, they do cost A LOT more, but the end result will be a more creamier and caramelly taste (well I think there is a difference?). Don't forget to take the seed out! And... a little treat I have just found out... If you want to have a sweet taste to your bliss balls but not the sugar from medjool dates or other dried fruit, try adding frozen berries (either blueberries or raspberries work best) to the mixture, I usually add 1/3 - 1/2 cup of berries.

Lemon Bliss Balls

One thing I love about Bliss Balls is you can play around with the ingredients... once you have blitz the ingredients in the food processor you can taste the mixture and decide from there to add more of an ingredient or add other ingredients to it.

See the tab BLISS BALL (in the Menu above) to view all of my delicious Bliss Ball recipes.


Enjoy!

Nicci x

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