Choc-Cranberry ‘icious Balls

They look like little balls of poo, but they're 'icious...

They look like little balls of poo, but they’re ‘icious…

These bliss balls are my adaptation of the yummy Peanut Butter Balls developed by One Handed Cooks. My three-year-old son says they’re (del)’icious’! They pack a healthy-ish chocolate and berry hit. They also happen to be gluten-free and dairy-free (and I still love them!).

These balls freeze really well. I just throw them in a ziplock bag or container in the freezer, and they only take about 10 minutes to defrost on the kitchen bench. Freezing them is actually incredibly useful because it means I am less likely to eat the whole lot! As it is, I consume more than anyone else in the family. They are a great snack to have after dessert (with my nightly chai tea of course!). 😀

Choc-Cranberry 'icious Balls

  • Servings: 20-25
  • Difficulty: Very easy!
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  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup puffed brown rice
  • 1/4 cup natural (100%) peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup or honey

1. Whiz up the coconut, cranberries and dates in a food processor until the cranberries and dates have broken down into much smaller pieces.

2. Add everything else and process until the mixture resembles sticky breadcrumbs. Scoop up large spoonfuls of the mixture, then scrunch and shape them into balls with your hands. This will make between 20-25 (using a tablespoon), but you can make them bigger or smaller if you want! I dare you to try not to funnel the leftover ‘crumbs’ straight from the processor into your mouth…

3. Place the balls onto a tray or in a container (in a single layer) and refrigerate until firm. They will keep in a container in the fridge for 2-3 days, or you can pop them in the freezer (I pile them into a ziplock bag). To defrost, just remove the ball(s) from the bag and leave on the kitchen bench for 10-15 minutes.

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