Banana Coconut Bliss Balls

These tasty bliss balls are full of nutrients, and are a great source of potassium from the dried bananas and sunflower seeds.  

I made these nut free so they can go along to school with my children.  Many schools and early childhood centres are nut free, so these make a great addition to lunch boxes, or to a plate of shared food. 

banana bliss balls

Ingredients:

6 medjool dates (pitted)

90g dried organic coconut flakes or desiccated (plus extra for rolling)

70g sunflower seeds

60g dried organic banana pieces

The juice of a medium orange

Method:

Pop the sunflower seeds, and coconut into a food processor (I used my Nutri Bullet) and whizz to chop up the seeds and coconut flakes a little.  

Add the dried fruit and orange juice, and whizz until a paste forms.  Add a little extra juice if its too dry, or a little extra dried coconut if it’s too wet. Whizz again.

Form the mixture into 12 even sized balls and roll in coconut.

Fairtrade Choco & Almond Bliss Balls

I love how easy bliss balls are to make.  It’s a great way to get nuts and seeds into kids, while still having a natural sweet treat.  The Manuka honey adds a real rich sweetness, that has health boosting benefits too.  

choco & almond bliss balls

Ingredients

100g organic sultanas 

juice of 1 orange

40g organic dried coconut

70g seeds (sunflower, sesame, linseed)

90g almonds

2 heaped tbsp fairtrade cocoa powder

1 tbsp Manuka honey

pinch of cinnamon

Method:

Soak the sultanas in the orange juice for at least an hour, or leave it over night.

Into the food processor add the seeds, coconut, and nuts. Whizz together.

Add the cinnamon, honey and soaked fruit and whizz well again until it forms a thick paste.

Roll the mixture into small balls, and roll in a little extra coconut and cocoa.

 

Makes 15 bliss balls.  Store in an air tight container, or glass jar in the fridge.