These beautifully pink raspberry bliss balls are really easy to make needing just five ingredients - raspberries, coconut, almonds, dates and oats. My kids love them and feel like they're getting a real treat. I'm happy too because I know they're full of healthy, natural ingredients.
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What are bliss balls?
Bliss balls are ground up dates, nuts, seeds and/or oats.
Sometimes, like these ones, they contain fresh fruit as well.
They can also be known as energy balls, energy bites or raw truffles.
Whatever you call them these little balls of goodness they make a delicious and healthy snack.
My kids have loved every version of bliss balls that I've made so far.
I love making these because as my seven year old doesn't eat any fruit this is a great way of getting him to eat some.
He knows that there's raw fruit in these as he's helped me make them before but he doesn't mind.
Energy balls are good for lunch boxes
I'll need to come up with some new ideas for energy balls and similar healthy snacks soon that don't contain nuts. R, 7, is going to be having a packed lunch next year and our school is nut free due to allergies.
Up until now he's had a hot meal at school, which has been free. After Year 2 however we'd have to pay for him to continue having a hot meal at school. I'd gladly do this but he's been lobbying hard for a packed lunch and so I have decided to give it a go.
It's going to be challenging as there are so many things that he won't eat but he's agreed to try a few new things. He won't be getting jam sandwiches every day that's for sure!
Energy balls are a great way to get kids preparing their own food
These bliss balls are great for kids to make. The end result might be all different shapes and sizes but they'll have a lot of fun.
More energy ball recipes
- apricot energy balls
- blackberry energy balls
- chocolate brownie cake pops
- pecan, cranberry and chocolate snowballs
- hidden vegetable carrot cake energy balls
- nut free coconut energy balls
- chocolate peanut butter energy balls
- fig and apple energy balls.
How to store energy balls
Energy balls can be kept for 3-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Alternatively they can be frozen. Freeze on a tray for one hour before transferring to a freezer box or bag. You could also place a sheet of baking paper between each energy ball before freezing.
How to make raspberry, almond and coconut energy balls
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Coconut, almond and raspberry bliss balls
- 100 g raspberries
- 175 g dates chopped
- 100 g oats
- 50 g ground almonds
- 50 g desiccated coconut
- Place 100g raspberries, 175g chopped dates, 100g oats and 50g ground almonds in a food processor.
- Pulse until well combined.
- Roll into balls with the palm of your hands. You may wish to put a little oil on your hands to stop them getting too sticky.
- Place 50g desiccated coconut in a shallow bowl. Roll each energy ball in the coconut until covered.
- Set aside.
- These can be eaten straight away but I prefer them when they've been in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Store in the fridge.
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