These new toasted coconut bliss balls are amaz-balls! Similar to my traditional bliss balls but taken to a new level of coconut goodness! Personally I love anything coconut and do occasionally feel myself craving some Bounty candy bars. BUT who wants those processed food when you can make you're own delicious alternative! And these toasted coconut bliss balls really are a great alternative, if you find yourself craving a coconut chocolate bar.
I'm not saying that eating a candy bar occasionally will kill you or ruin a healthy lifestyle - not at all. But if you are at a point in your life where you are looking to really stay away from processed foods, refined sugars and/or just generally candy then bliss balls are among a heap of great alternatives!
These can both be a great little snack or a little something sweet for after dinner - if you're one of those people like me who basically need to have something on the sweeter side after dinner :) They are super simple to make and you can store them in the fridge for about a week/week and a half... if they last that long. In our home, they most definitely do not.
Give them a shot and let me know what you think! xxx
1. About 10-12 dates, depending on which you use (about 1 cup dates)
2. 1 cup almonds
3. 1 tbsp coconut oil
4. 1 tbsp pure cocoa
5. Optional pinch of salt
6. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
1. Warm a pan to about medium heat and toast the last 1/4 of the coconut shreds until they are golden - then let cool
2. Add the dates, almonds, coconut oil, cocoa, and 1/4 cup of the unsweetened coconut shreds into a food processor or blender
3. Blend for about 3 minutes
4. Roll the dough into small balls - you can choose to make them as big or as small as you prefer them to be
4. Roll the balls in the toasted coconut and store in an airtight container in the fridge. You can either try one immediately or you can cool them in the fridge for a bit and they will harden slightly for a more chewy experience :)