If you are a regular reader you will know that I love bliss balls. They make for a better sweet treat option than grabbing a chocolate bar. This Cherry Chocolate variety are a tad sweeter than my normal bliss balls due to the inclusion of the glace cherries which makes these more of a treat than a snack option.
Nevertheless, they taste amazing and I have placed them at the back of my fridge so that we don’t eat them all at once. All you need is four ingredients and your on your way.
2 Cups Dried Pitted Dates (I use the cheap pitted dates that are $2 for 500gm)
1 packet (200gm) Glace Cherries
1/4 Cup Cocoa
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
Plus extra shredded coconut for rolling
LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
1. Using a food processor or themo style appliance, process the dates on there own until they breakdown and start to clump together. This will take about 30 seconds to 1 minute depending on your appliance.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until combined.
3. Take tablespoon sized amounts of the mix and roll into balls. The mixture will be a little bit sticky but I found that if I wet my hands a little it made rolling the mix easy. Then roll into the extra shredded coconut. Place on a plate and then into the fridge to set before transferring to an airtight container.
They will last in the fridge for up to two weeks, alternatively they can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Makes 20 plus
Cost for this works out at around $5 which is a lot cheaper than buying them already made.
To make these a little less sweet could you substitute something else for the coconut? I’m thinking oats?
The cherry’s really did make these a little sweet. I would say reduce the amount of cherries and yes add some oats.