Bounty Bliss Balls

7 December 2015

The perfect sweet treat for the festive season.  Chocolatey and satifying, but good for you too! Get a great calcium hit from the sesame seeds, and amp up you antioxidants with delicious raw cacao. These were a huge hit at our charity kirtan event this weekend, and in my recent vegan cookery demo evenings.  They are really quick and easy to make too.

Very moreish, lovely with a cup of cinnamon tea, and perfect for Christmas parties.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 cup sesame seeds

¼ cup ground almonds

¼ cup coconut nectar (or other liquid sweetener of your choice)

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract/seed paste

1 or 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

¼ – 1/3 cup dessicated coconut

Optional for rolling:

Dessicated coconut

Method

  • Grind the sesame seeds in a coffee grinder / with hand blender / food processor/ blender or pestle & mortar and put in a mixing bowl.

  • Add the almonds, coconut nectar, vanilla extract and cacao and mix together well. Can use a food processor if preferred. Good to use the back of a spoon to press the mixture together. Add in the coconut to bind together.

  • Roll into small balls, roll in a topping (if using) and pop in the fridge until you're ready to serve them.