Feel 'blissed' with these 'raw-some', no refined sugar, no dairy, no gluten Essential Oil infused, delectable, sweet goodness protein bliss balls. Make them today, and tomorrow and after tomorrow.
Yields 10 bliss balls
Prep time 20-30 minutes
12 Medjool dates
1 tsp pure vanilla bean paste
1/4 Cup raw cacao or cocoa
1/3 Cup melted coconut oil
1 Cup almond meal
pinch of salt
Remove any stones from the dates. Soak dates in boiling water (from kettle), enough to cover, for about 10 minutes. (this is the secret softening that makes the best bliss balls when they harden again shhh..)
Add about 1/3 cup melted coconut oil. Blend or mash it together with the dates, vanilla and cocoa until it forms a caramel paste. I use a food processor to blend all through nicely. Add the almond meal and mix in with spatula. If it seems to soft, add more almond meal. Just go by feel. Roll into bite size balls, then roll into desiccated coconut. Alternatively, you could press into a lined container and refrigerate until firm. Slice into pieces and serve.
Makes sure to refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
*If adding essential oils; divide mixture evenly into equal quantities add single oils, mix in well. Essential oils we use in bliss balls are (and not limited to): peppermint, wild orange, lemon, eucalyptus, grapefruit, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, ginger, lime, spearmint etc- 1-2 drops for quantity 2-4 bliss balls. (Typically we add 6-12 drops of a single oil depending on the oil and how strong we want the flavour. You can experiment with the flavours you like).
Then roll each bliss ball into desiccated coconut.
dōTERRA produce the only food grade essential oils we use and trust. We use essential oils for flavouring in our cooking and raw foods. When used for flavouring, they offer clarity, purity and healthful properties that other oils and flavours cannot. They 100% pure, organic and free of synthetic and chemicals.