Recipe: Snickers Bliss Balls
It’s Tuesday night and I’m laying in bed with the tummy bug Myla has shared with me, it’s where I’ve spent majority of the day. Every year around this time, one of my kids ends up with a tummy bug and without fail either James or I end up with it, usually the one whose cleaned up the mess, this time it’s me. I’ve felt lousy and tired all day, but glad it’s happened this week and not on Christmas Day! Years ago Maybelle had a tummy bug on Christmas Eve and it ripped through all of us within days. One by one we all fell victim to it. That was an eventful Christmas! I hate tummy bugs, give me a snotty child over this any day!
So this is the perfect opportunity to I post the recipe I shared on my Instagram, Snickers Bliss Balls. Lately, I’m being more active and eat less junk, but being healthy and active doesn’t mean that food needs to taste bland and be boring. There are so many healthy and easy recipes on the Internet and Pinterest to make, I actually struggle picking one each week and most times make a few different flavour bliss balls.
This weekend before I got sick, along with a couple of other flavours, I made Snickers bliss balls. Holy tastebuds! They actually taste like a snickers bar, but healthy! This recipe originally came from Whole Food Simply. You can substitute the cashews for macadamias. I used rice malt syrup instead of honey. Still gives the desired taste just less sweet. These little balls of deliciousness are dairy, egg and grain free, but they do contain nuts so are not suitable for people with nut allergies.
Quick and easy to make, you don’t actually need a Thermomix for these babies, a food processor will work fine! They will last in an air tight container in the fridge for about a week (if you can not eat them all at once!) and they are suitable to freeze. If freezing, just pop your desired amount out of the freezer into the fridge to thaw a little and then enjoy.
Recipe Snickers Bliss Balls
What you’ll need:
• 1 cup dry roasted cashews
• 1/2 cup crushed peanuts
• 6 tablespoons peanut butter
• 2 tablespoon honey*
• 2 tablespoons maple syrup
• 3 tablespoons cacao or cocoa
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• pinch of salt
What to do:
1. Place the ingredients into your processor and blend until the mixture is combined but still has lots of texture.
2. Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls and place the balls into the fridge or freezer to set.
*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.
Have you tried the last recipe I shared? You can find it here.