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Carob, Lemon and Coconut bliss balls

Carob, Lemon and Coconut bliss balls

Carob, Lemon and Coconut bliss balls

I often come across bliss ball hype here in the world of food blogging. Recipes, whilst delicious looking, invariably include dried fruit for sweetness and stickiness.

I decided to see if I could make some without fruit, gluten dairy and sugar free, and see if they would work.

I think they did! They are dangerously morish!

 

Carob lemon coconut bliss balls (makes 25)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs Carob spread
  • 1 tbs Carob powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 0.5 cup boiled water
  • 3 tbs ground roasted sunflower seeds
  • Rind of 1 lemon, grated
  • 3 tbs Oat bran
  • 5 tbs Quinoa flakes
  • 3 tbs Sesame seeds
  • 2 tbs roasted hazelnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs Coconut cream
  • 1 tbs Xylitol
  • 4 tbs unsweetened desiccated coconut, plus extra for rolling
  • 2 tbs Chia seeds
  • Pinch salt

Directions:

  1. Soak the quinoa flakes and oat bran in the lemon juice and the water for 20 mins
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients (keep aside 1 tbs hazelnuts and desiccated coconut for rolling). A thick paste should form
  3. Allow to sit for 20 mins
  4. With wet palms, roll the mixture into balls and roll in the extra hazelnuts and coconut until coated
  5. Arrange on a foil covered baking sheet, or in a plastic container and refrigerate or freeze until ready to eat.
Carob, Lemon and coconut bliss balls

Carob, Lemon and coconut bliss balls

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