Bliss Balls: a wild version

As much as I love those “traditional” sweet chocolatey bliss balls made with dates and cacao, sometimes I like to try something different. This time “different” meaning more suited to the time of the year, more Autumnal, to be specific. Like prunes with blueberries, almonds and spices such as cinnamon and cardamom. There is just something very comforting about those spices that make these dark blueberry bliss balls a perfect match for the now colder and darker days…

You can enjoy these little flavourful bites as a snack, a healthier treat or even add them into your morning porridge or afternoon chia pudding like I do sometimes. These are not as gooey as for example my chocolatey Snackbites of the Gods, so you can easily have a couple of them at any time of the day without ending up too overwhelmed by the sweetness. With a generous amount of vitamin-rich dried wild blueberry powder full of antioxidants and flavonoids, these bliss balls actually taste a bit like a spiced blueberry & plum pie. In addition to their intriguing taste, these bites are super easy and quick to make with almost no kitchen equipment required; you don’t even need a food processor to reach a perfect result!

Wild blueberry Bliss Balls

makes 12 balls

What you will need:

250g soft juicy prunes (dried plums)

0,5dl almond flour

1tbsp wild blueberry powder (I use Arctic Power Berries)

1tsp cinnamon

1tsp cardamom

chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp hearts for coating

How to do it?

  • Mix all your dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Cut your prunes into thin slices first lengthwise then crosswise. It should become a sticky mess.
  • Add your prune pieces into your dry ingredients and start working the dough with your hands. Work until you have a smooth dough and the dry ingredients have been absorbed.
  • Split your dough into 12 even pieces and roll the pieces into balls.
  • Roll the balls in chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp hearts or your other preferred topping.
  • Refrigerate the bliss balls for at least an hour before serving – they are best enjoyed cold.

Note: you can skip phases 2 & 3 by using a food processor but if you wish to save yourself from removing those sticky fruit pieces every other second from the processor blades, I suggest you just follow the instructions above.

xx a


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