If this doesn’t sound freaaaaking delicious to you then I don’t know what does..
Sweet from the juicy dates
Crunchy from the puffed amaranth
Flavorsome thanks to the abundance of spices
And to finish it off.. covered in easy homemade chocolate!
Did I mention these are healthy and gluten-free?
At the moment I’m refocusing on eating healthy since a certain thought REALLY kicked in last week..
Eating healthy is selflove!
With that also eating healthy, amazing snacks/sweets/desserts ofcourse!
It’s all about nourishing the soul.
Soul nourishing ingredients(for 8 bliss balls):
-About 2 tbsp of puffed amaranth/quinoa (it’s up to you how much crunch you want) *
-10 juicy dates (I used mazafati dates, these are smaller then Medjoul dates)
-1/4 cup flaxseed, mixed into a flour
-1/4 cup + 1 tbsp almond flour (feel free to make it more budget friendly and use oat flour)
-Spices(adjust to taste!): 1 tsp or more cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp cardamom, a bit of five spice, 1/4 tsp clove powder, 1/4 tsp vanilla powder
-1/4 cup coconut oil (unscented)
-1/4 cup cacao powder
-0,5/4 cup maple syrup
-Some sea salt/himalayan salt
*Easily puff the quinoa or amaranth by heating up a pan, putting in about a tbsp of quinoa/amaranth and let the magic happen! Don’t put in too much at once as it will burn before everything is puffed. Make sure the pan is very hot.
1. Soak the dates in hot water for a few minutes if necessary
2. Pit the dates, put them in a bowl and add all other ingredients (except for the puffed amaranth/quinoa)
3. Knead with your hands or use a tool of choice
4. Add your crunchies and knead in
5. Wash your hands, make them a bit wet and start rolling the balls
6. Put them in the fridge while making the easy homemade chocolate!
7. Melt the coconut oil in a pan, don’t let it boil
8. Add the cacao powder, maple syrup and salt, mix well
9. Turn off the heat, let it thicken just a tiny bit
10. Get your bliss balls from the fridge and cover them in chocolate!
What to do with the leftover chocolate?
Pour it in some sort of mold, put it in the fridge and you made yourself some healthy and amazing chocolates!
I poured my leftover chocolate with some puffed amaranth in heart-shaped ice cube molds without any expectations and I can honestly say this chocolate is in my top 5 of dark chocolate!! The coconut oil makes it melt in your mouth, but there’s no coconut taste to it..