Chocolate-Coated Berry Ripe Bliss Balls
I honestly wonder if people have realised yet that I have a deep love for chocolate haha.
This recipe is super delicious and even though it's healthy, it will please any crowd! Although it takes some time to make, it's actually quite easy once you get the hang of it. It can be made using any type of frozen berries. In this batch I have used frozen blackberries, although I believe that raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and cherries would work too (omg imagine chocolate coated cherry ripe bliss balls).
They've got a good crunch to them thanks to the chocolate coating. Depending on your need for sweetness, you may need to add an extra date or 2. Just trial the mixture prior to rolling into balls and alter as needed.
For the bliss balls:
2 cups of almonds
150g of organic coconut flakes/desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons of organic cacao powder
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
3 mejdool dates (pitted)
2 cups of frozen berries
For the chocolate coating:
1 cup of cacao butter
2 tablespoons of cacao powder
Using a good quality blender (I use my Thermomix), blend the almonds to a meal. Add the coconut and blend until fine and combined well.
Next add the cacao powder, coconut oil, dates, and frozen berries and blend until combined into a dough-like mixture. If the mixture is still crumby, add some water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture becomes combined.
Roll into balls into desired size. Place on a tray/plate and put into the freezer until set.
Fill a 1/4 of a small pot with water and bring to a simmer. To a metal/glass bowl, add the cacao butter and 2 tablespoons of cacao powder, and place over the top of the pot. Stir gently until mixture has melted and combined to a melted chocolate consistency.
Take the bliss balls out of the freezer and one by one, place the bliss ball in the bowl of melted chocolate, roll it around until chocolate evenly coats, and place back on the tray/plate. When each of the balls is covered, place back in the freezer or fridge.
When the chocolate is set, they are ready to be eaten!!