Carob and Cranberry Bliss Balls

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Carob and Cranberry Bliss Balls – Blissfully Pure Goodness

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Because we’re moving house soon, I’ve been enthusiastically checking used-by dates, throwing out old food/mostly non-perishables at the back of the cupboard (so we have less to shift when the time comes). I’ve also been inventing new and improved treats with the fresh goodies that I do find too.

Today the ingredients I chose to use and finish were some cranberries, leftover from my Christmas baking and some Linseed Almond & Flaxseed meal (LSA) which I bought earlier this year.

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I haven’t got many bliss balls recipes on the blog, so with this in mind, I set about turning these two ingredients into exactly that, using other leftovers including medjool dates, carob powder and the flesh from a fresh young coconut, which I’d bought and drunk at the Bondi Farmers Market on Saturday (yes, the flesh of open fresh young coconuts does keep, so don’t throw them out-  always take them home to eat the flesh later!).

Anyway, so I pulled out my trusty Kitchenaid food processor and the rest is history – just whizzing, rolling and freezing. It’s as easy as can be and deliciously rewarding too!

Enjoy ! x

Makes: 20
Prep time: 15 minutes
Freeze time: 2 hours

 

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Tools

  • Foodprocessor/Thermomix
  • Mixing bowl
  • Small bowl

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups LSA meal
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder (or essense/extract)
  • small pinch sea salt
  • flesh of 1 young coconut
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, for rolling

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Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients, stirring to to combine: the LSA, carob powder, vanilla powder and sea salt. If using vanilla essence/extract, then wait to add with balance of the ingredients.
  2. Transfer the dry mixture to a food processor and add the young coconut flesh.
  3. One at a time, add the pitted medjool dates, then the cranberries and whiz to combine. It should form a dark slightly sticky dough.
  4. Roll into approximately 20 small balls, then roll in coconut.
  5. To firm, freeze in an airtight container for at least 2 hours.

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Storage

Keep your Carob and Cranberry Bliss Balls stored, firm and fresh, in an airtight container in the freezer.

 

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