Salted Carob Bliss Balls

Carob Bliss Balls3These ones are a recent creation! And they are good!

I’ve used Carob instead of Cacao. Carob is naturally sweeter than cacao and is caffeine free. It’s a great alternative to cacao and has a beautiful sweet, mellow flavour.  You can use Cacao, but I much prefer the carob in these ones, it’s just a perfect flavour with the slight saltiness.

More and more I realise how much I’m going back to my childhood. Carob was the only thing we ate, chocolate was unheard of in our house!…I know deprived! But now I think oh yum carob for a change!

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I’ve used part almonds, part sunflower seeds, and I roast both of them. The almonds are easy to do in the oven on about 180° for 15 minutes and the sunflowers are easiest to toast in a frypan over medium heat until golden. You don’t have to roast them if you want them to be completely raw, but I do love the flavour of roasted nuts and seeds!

There is no added sweetener other than the dates. I love this. You could eat a couple for breakfast they are that good!

The little bit of coconut cream adds to the texture and helps bind them too.

 I love having some ready make bliss balls in the fridge at all times so there’s a quick fix snack for lunchboxes or just when there’s a hankering for something sweet.

Salted Carob Bliss Balls
Yields 18
A bliss ball good enough to eat for breakfast!
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Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
2 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 100g Roasted Almonds
  2. 50g Toasted Sunflower Seeds
  3. 4 Medjool Dates, seeds removed
  4. 50g Coconut Oil
  5. 20g (2 Tbsp) Carob Powder
  6. 40g Coconut Cream
  7. 1 tsp Vanilla Essence or Paste
  8. 1/8 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  9. Desiccated Coconut for rolling
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients into the Thermomix and process 10 Sec/Speed 6. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and process a further 10 Sec/Speed 7, or until a nice sticky crumb is achieved.
  2. Roll the mixture into balls and toss through the coconut to coat before placing into the fridge to set.
Notes
  1. If the mixture is a bit too oily to roll easily, place into the fridge to set for 30-60 mins before rolling.
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