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A bowl of chocolate balls coated in coconut.

'Lamington' Bliss Balls

This healthy 'Lamington' bliss balls recipe combines the delicious flavours of chocolate, coconut & strawberry in an energy boosting snack!
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Course: healthy snacks
Cuisine: western
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 20 serves
Calories: 94kcal
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • food processor, blender or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 200 g dried pitted dates see notes
  • 40 g St Dalfour strawberry fruit spread see notes
  • 8 g (1 tbs) cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 105 g (¾ cup) raw almonds or roasted almonds
  • 85 g (1 cup) desiccated coconut for coating

Instructions

  • Place the dates, strawberry fruit spread and cocoa powder into a food processor or Thermomix and blend on high until the mixture resembles a paste.
    Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the almonds and press pulse/turbo several times until your desired texture is achieved.
  • Place the desiccated coconut into a small bowl or ramekin.
  • Roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls and toss in the coconut to coat.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Ingredients Info: 
  • Dates - you can use either dried and pitted dates or medjool dates in this recipe. If using medjool dates, you may need to add extra almonds as they have a soft, moist texture when compared to dried pitted dates. 
  • Cocoa powder - choose regular unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder.
  • Strawberry fruit spread - I used the St Dalfour brand of strawberry fruit spread. This spread is made from 100% fruit with no added sugar or preservatives.
  • Almonds - you can use either raw almonds or roasted almonds for this recipe. I generally use raw almonds.
  • Desiccated coconut - this is a fine, dry coconut that is perfect for coating the bliss balls in.
More Recipe Tips:
Equipment required - you'll need a food processor, blender or Thermomix to make these bliss balls.
Storing -  in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Freezing - alternatively, freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg