Satisfy your sweet cravings with these Chocolate Mint Bliss Balls. Chocolate and mint are a classic combination; they belong together, and these bliss balls are all the better for it. These delicious sweet bites are also refined sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.
3tablespoonunsweetened desiccated coconut- for rolling the bliss balls See Note 2
Wash the dates, dry them, and remove the pits.
Roughly chop the dates and add to the bowl of a food processor along with the cashews, cacao powder, chia seeds, water and peppermint extract and whiz until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Check that the mixture is sufficiently moist to be able to roll into balls. If not, add a little water and blend again.
Take about a teaspoon of mixture, and roll into small bowls and toss in the coconut.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I have used Medjool dates; these are fresh dates available from greengrocers or fruit and veg section of the supermarket. If measuring by volume, the dates are firmly packed in the cup. For me, it was 15 dates. The measurement of the dates includes when they still have their stones in them.
In Australia, the tablespoon is 20 ml or 4 teaspoons. In many other countries, the tablespoon is 15 ml or 3 teaspoons. You may need to adjust your quantities accordingly.
The intensity of peppermint extract can vary so add an amount which suits your taste.
Use unsweetened desiccated coconut. You may require a little extra to roll the bliss balls.
Please note, the nutritional information is calculated on one bliss ball. The nutritional information is an estimate only.