Step up your school lunch box game with these delicious, healthy and nut free choc mint bliss balls.
These bliss balls are nut free, instead being bound together with dates and paste from sunflower seeds and pepitas. They also contain coconut oil and chia seeds. They are easy for busy kids to eat on the go and packed full of goodness. Being nut free, these healthy bliss balls are safe for lunchboxes and make a nutritious, high energy snack.
Although they are healthy, they taste rich deliciously and chocolatey. They are so good, I had to stop myself from eating the mixture straight out of the food processor!
I love that they are so super quick and easy to make. Just blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor and roll!
These nut free choc mint balls can be made ahead and then frozen too. If you make extra batches, you can freeze them in a container, separated by baking paper. This gives you easily accessible, convenient snacks on hand for busy school mornings. I make batches of different bliss balls over the school holidays and have enough for the entire school term within an hour.
- 2/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup pepitas
- 1 cup medjool dates (or pitted, dried dates)
- 1 cup sultanas
- 1/3 cup cacao or cocoa
- 3 tbs chia seeds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbs brown rice syrup
- 3-4 drops food grade peppermint oil (or 1 tsp peppermint essence)
- FOR DECORATING
- shredded coconut
Place all of the bliss ball ingredients together in a food processor and blend. It may take a few minutes for the seeds to break down and for all of the ingredients to come together to form a sticky paste.
Roll spoonfuls of the mixture into balls and roll in the shredded coconut. Serve, or refrigerate until required. These balls can also be frozen in batches for easy school lunches. Enjoy!
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