These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... even though they taste super naughty! Includes a simple step by step recipe video!

Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... but best of all... they taste super naughty!
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Healthy Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 balls
Calories: 82

Equipment

  • Food processor or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 12-15 (60g) pitted dates (dried or medjool)
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (75g) raw almonds
  • 1-2 tbs rice malt syrup (or honey) *If using fresh medjool dates you will find that you'll only need a tiny amount of rice malt syrup - or none at all

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Place the dates, cocoa powder and peanut butter into a food processor or blender. 
  • Blend until the mixture resembles a paste.
  • Add the almonds and rice malt syrup and blend until desired chunkiness is achieved. 
  • If your mixture is too dry, add 1tbs extra of  rice malt syrup (or honey) and pulse to mix through. The mixture should be a little sticky and roll easily into balls when squished together. 
  • Use a spoon to roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls.
  • For best results store in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within a week.

Thermomix Method

  • Place the dates, cocoa powder and peanut butter into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 6, 20 seconds (scraping down the sides of the bowl partway through). 
  • Add the almonds and rice malt syrup and press Turbo 10-15 times or until desired chunkiness is achieved. If your mixture is too dry, add 1tbs extra of  rice malt syrup (or honey) and pulse to mix through. The mixture should be a little sticky and roll easily into balls when squished together. 
  • Use a spoon to roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls.
  • For best results store in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within a week.

Video

Notes

RECIPE TIPS
Cocoa/cacao powder - you can use either cocoa or cacao powder in this recipe. 
Rice malt syrup - this is a sticky, sweet, thick liquid made from organic brown rice. It can be bought in the health food section of most major supermarkets. It can be substituted for honey in this recipe. 
Equipment - bliss balls are super easy to make with a food processor, blender or Thermomix. 
Types of dates - You can use either type of dates when making bliss balls, however, they hold different amounts of moisture which means that you’ll need to adapt the recipe slightly depending on which type of dates you’re using. 
If using medjool dates - you will only need to add a tiny bit of rice malt syrup or honey (or none at all). 
If using dried pitted dates - you’ll need to add 1-2 tablespoons of rice malt syrup (or honey) to make the mixture sticky enough to roll into balls. 
Storage - Bliss balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Freezing bliss balls - bliss balls freeze perfectly for up to 3 months in an aright container – making them a great snack-on-the-go!
Almond butter alternative - you can substitute the peanut butter for almond butter. 
Nut options - cashews, pecans, almonds walnuts are all popular options for bliss balls.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.5mg