Coconut Cinnamon Bliss Balls: Nut free and Vegan

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When the weather is hot and we still want something sweet and not tooooo loaded with sugar, these little bliss balls of goodness certainly tick a few boxes.  Get the kids involved in making them, make a double batch and stick some in the fridge for after school treats that will sustain and satisfy.  They get better the longer they’re chilled.

This coconut bliss ball recipe is vegan, can be refined sugar free (tweak the amount of maple syrup or omit all together) and is nut free.

These are especially good for school lunch box snacks as they are nut free.

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups shredded coconut

2 tsp melted coconut oil

4 Medjool dates

2 T maple syrup (optional – the dates act as a sweetener here, but some added maple flavour is lovely too.)

2 T coconut milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

pinch salt

Method:

Use a food processor to whiz the coconut, oil and dates together until a paste forms.  This can take a while.

Add the rest of the ingredients, reserving 1/4 cup coconut for rolling, and pulse to combine.

Form into balls and roll in the reserved coconut.

Allow to set (and store) in the fridge (or freezer).

Allow to come to room temperature before eating.

*Adapted from here

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