Paleo Gluten-Free Raw Cacao Bliss Balls

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Confession: I’m obsessed with chocolate. It's my after dinner treat every evening and I've been known to sometimes over-do it especially when raw desserts are involved 😉

One of my favorite guilty pleasures is these clean bliss balls which are gluten-free and paleo friendly. Plus, they only have four ingredients!

I’m all for keeping things simple when it comes to healthy and delicious recipes - these are so quick to make and completely delicious.

As soon as my hubby discovers I’ve whipped up a batch, they disappear pretty quick, so good job they’re easy to make.

Oh and did I mention, they really are Bliss Balls?

My favorite cacao powder to use is from Sun Potion and called Anandamide {Ananda means “bliss" in Sanskrit}.

This blend of cacao powder has some potent adaptogens in there including Moringa, Ashwaganda and Reishi which help to reduce stress, boost mood and clear brain fog.

The taste is still like regular cacao, the added bonus of these tonics help supercharge your overall mood and well-being!

You can also easily opt for regular cacao too :-)

Ok, let's get to the recipe...

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This recipe makes 8 bliss balls.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of almonds.
  • 8 x medjool dates {halved with stones removed}.
  • 2 x tablespoons cacao {my favorite is this one from Sun Potion or their regular cacao is still awesome}.
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil.
  • Optional: shredded coconut to coat the balls with at the end {definitely recommend this!}

method:

  • Add all of the ingredients to your food processor {I love my Nutribullet for this}
  • Whiz until all ingredients are mixed in together.
  • Empty the mixture into a bowl and using both the palms of your hands, roll into bite sized balls.
  • If you chose to coat them in shredded coconut, then place a small amount of coconut into a separate bowl and firmly press the balls firmly so the coconut sticks.

They are ready to eat straight away, but I recommend popping them in the refrigerator so they become more solid.

Let me know if you try these out and tag me on Instagram to show me yours!

Rachel x