Recently I have been craving chocolate SO badly; for me it always seems to be something that comes with uni assessment ha! I’m not one to deprive myself of any food, buuuut more often than not I want a chocolate treat that doesn’t come with a sugar rush. So I dug up this old recipe I adapted from a book called ‘The Blender Girl’ by Tess Masters (you should definitely check it out) and I can’t believe I hadn’t made them in forever because they’re actually the best.
What I particularly love about these is that they’re high in fibre and healthy fats, two things which a lot of us don’t get enough of! Oh and if you’re scared about eating healthy fats, you should totally check out these two scientific articles on why they’re so good for your health >> here and here.
Time to make //
10-20 bliss balls depending on how big you make them
1/4 cup of coconut oil in liquid form
1/4 cup cacao powder
3/4 cup nut butter – I used cashew butter, but you could always try peanut butter! Preferably the organic and unsalted kind!
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut (+ more for coating!)
4 weetbix (regular or gluten free) – you can experiment with this amount to give you the consistency you prefer – sometimes I use 5 weetbix!
What to do //
Place the weetbix in a food processor or blender (I always break them up a bit by hand before placing them in), and mix. Set them aside in a bowl.
Mix all the other ingredients together in the food processor and then place them into a mixing bowl.
Stir the crushed weetbix in with all the other ingredients in the mixing bowl.
Roll into balls with your hands and coat with extra desiccated coconut. DONE!
P.S. Keep in the refrigerator!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I’ll be spending mine with Ryan and I’ll
probably most definitely be making us some of these bad boys ha! xx