It’s Valentine’s Day next week, and while don’t particularly celebrate – not my choice, I love an occasion! – there’s no reason why I can’t treat myself with something tangy, sweet, smooth and delicious, while staying guilt free.
I tested these on a few friends who were surprised when I revealed the lime. It’s not overpowering, but all works together in a beautiful ensemble of flavours. I think so anyway.
These can be rolled into balls by rolling a small ball of white, then rolling a ball of chocolate mix, flattening it in the palm of your hand, and then working it around the white ball before refrigerating. If you use a mould, a silicone one works well as you can just pop the shapes right out. We use a silicone mould similar to this one.
You don’t need a Thermomix® for this recipe, but any high powered blender will make it a quick and easy recipe to make. A regular blender or food processor will do the job too, but you may need to do it parts. I think a big part of this recipe is having it smooth.
For more flavours, perfect for Valentine’s day (like chilli and chocolate, rum and raisin, salted caramel, all sugar free and raw. There’s even a chocolate chip cookie dough one for those not feeling the love) have a look at Bliss Balls For Beginners.
- 150g Cashews
- 40g Shredded Coconut
- 10g Cocoa
- 40g Coconut Oil
- 60g Shredded Coconut
- Juice of 1 lime
- 6 Dates
- Add 150g cashews and 40g shredded coconut to a bowl.
- Mix until smooth - speed10 /30 secs
- Remove from bowl and spread on a tray or in shapes.
- Add the cocoa, coconut oil, shredded coconut, lime juice, and dates to a clean bowl.
- Mix until smooth - speed 10/30 secs
- Remove from bowl and spread over the white layer.
- Store in the fridge for long enough for the coconut oil to set, about half an hour, and serve. If gifting, keep these cool. They should be kept in the fridge if it's really hot where you are.