Little Balls of Autumn Bliss

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There’s only one ingredient you could hope to grow locally of the three in bliss balls, and that’s the nuts. Autumn is certainly upon us, and hazels, almonds and more on their way. These bliss balls are a whole lot healthier than your average sweet treat. They’ve been a welcome sight after a morning’s gardening on many occasion, an everyone has their own version. Ingredients Dates & Nuts for the filling, and coconut to roll them around in.

And they’re quick and easy to make! Here’s how.

Blend roughly equal amounts (in volume) of pitted dates and nuts. 1 cup of nuts (I used 3/4 cup almonds and 1/4 cup hazels for mine) and roughly chop a cup of dates, in a blender or put through a slow juicer (I find this makes a smooth consistency but is more work washing up).  Mejool dates are juicier than the other dried ones you can get. When they’re in stock find these in the fruit section of the co-op. Throw a good handful of shredded coconut or desiccated coconut into a bowl. Then pull out a small nugget of the date/nut mix and lightly roll between the palms of your hand before rolling in the coconut.

If you’re camping or have minimal kitchen equipment, just chop the ingredients more finely and use a fork to mash them together for a rustic texture.

Simple, and satisfying as these are, there is a giant diverse world of recipes for bliss balls out there, with tempting ingredients including cacao, goji berries and maca powder. So what ever your favorite ingredients or health kick you’re on, you can go ahead and roll your own.

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