Peanut & cacao Bliss Balls

12 Jan
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I have a little confession to make , peanut butter & dark chocolate is my crack!!
I will take it anyway I can get it, ice cream, brownie, even straight from the jar. But these bliss balls are peanut & chocolate perfection, they are the perfect combination of peanut salty & dark chocolate, with just a hint of sweetness.
They are almost (dare I say it?) truffle-like because of the moisture from the activated nuts.
Best of all they can be made with whatever combination of nuts & seeds you have on hand, you could even add a little coconut sugar for a sweeter version. The recipe doubles as a raw brownie recipe if you press it into a pan & slice after chilling 🙂
However you make them, they keep well in the refrigerator & make a great on hand snack or lunch box filler. They seem to taste better the longer they sit, so try to ration them out 🙂
Peanut & Cacao Bliss Balls a’la Mama Going Natural
  • 1/2 c  activated cashew nuts
  • 1/2 c activated almonds
  • 1/2 c activated sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 c dates
  • 1/2 c oats
  • 2 T L.S.A (optional – I just had some in the pantry)
  • 3 T peanut butter
  • 1/3 c cacao powder
  • 1 t vanilla essence

Place your nuts & dates in the blender & blend on high until they form a paste. Add all other ingredients & blend on high again until oats have been blended down. Take your bliss ball paste & roll into balls, you can roll them in cacao powder or in coconut if you prefer, I like mine plain. Chill & then enjoy 🙂

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How to activate your nuts?

Place your nuts & seeds in 2 cups filtered water with 1 t salt, leave out on the bench to activate for 6 hours & then place in the fridge until you use them (for a max of 48 hours). We only activate this batch for 6 hours as cashew nuts can become slimy if activated for too long, refrigerating after 6 hours stops this from happening.

Enjoy

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4 Responses to “Peanut & cacao Bliss Balls”

  1. narf77 January 13, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

    These look really yummy and something to keep in the fridge for when it gets so hot (even in Tassie) that you can’t bear to look at the stove 🙂

    • mamagoingnatural January 15, 2014 at 4:07 am #

      My thoughts exactly, no cooking required so no extra heat in the house!

      • narf77 January 15, 2014 at 4:17 am #

        We are bbqing tonight. Nothing like it for keeping the house only mildly like the Sahara Desert 😉

      • mamagoingnatural January 15, 2014 at 4:22 am #

        Don’t want to rub it in, but it just rained here!! Blessed cool rain, we might get our bake on while we can 🙂

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