Cacao Nib Bliss Balls

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 3⁄4 cup pitted medjool dates or dried dates
  • 1⁄2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or nut butter
  • 1⁄2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1⁄2 cup sultanas
  • 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries 1⁄4 cup desiccated coconut

Method

If using dried dates, soak for about 15 minutes in warm water, then drain. In a food processor, blend the dates, ground almonds and coconut oil or nut butter. Add cacao nibs, sultanas and cranberries. Blend until well combined and a desired texture. Roll mixture into bite-sized balls and roll in desiccated coconut. Put bliss balls on baking paper and chill in the fridge for half an hour.

Extracted with permission from the book Eat Yourself Healthy by Dr Roderick Mulgan.  RRP $24.90. Visit thisnzlife.co.nz/shop or order on the phone 0800 695 433

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