Snacks

Chocolate & fruit cake rum balls

Chocolate & fruit cake rum balls

One of the jobs that put me through uni was working at a hairdresser. Which mostly involved making coffee, giving head massages and sweeping the floor.

But one of the most memorable parts of that job was Helen’s famous mini Christmas puddings. People would always “just drop in to say hello” from the 1st of December in hope of taking home one of the absolutely dense, decadent mini puddings.

Bliss Balls... a healthy gift idea!

Bliss balls are an awesome gift idea for Christmas! Hunt down some of this super-cute noodle boxes and give a gift that won't leave anyone feeling blergh! (unless you eat a whole box!)

Makes 18 bliss balls

INGREDIENTS

1 cup cashews
1 cup almonds
1 cup pepitas
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup desiccated coconut
4 tbsp raw honey
1 cup pitted dates
2 tbsp water

METHOD

1. Soak cashews and almonds in filtered water for at least 4 hours. Rinse nuts and blend thoroughly in blender. Add to large mixing bowl with honey and coconut oil.
2. Put dates in a pan with water on low heat, and stir until softened (around 10 minutes). Allow to cool and then blend until smooth. Add to the mixture of nuts, honey and coconut oil.
3. Blend pepitas until a fine powder is formed, and add to mixture.
4. Mix all ingredients together with your hands and roll into balls. 
5. Thoroughly coat balls in coconut. Enjoy!
 

Have a lovely Christmas all!
 

Lemon + Coconut Bliss Balls

The perfect healthy snack for work or as a dessert, this lemony bliss balls are zingy, satisfying and so easy to make!

Makes 14 balls

INGREDIENTS

2 cups sunflower seeds
2 cups coconut flakes
rind of 2 lemons (taste and see, I like mine very lemony)
small squeeze of lemon juice
8 medjool dates
2 heaped tbsp coconut oil

METHOD

1. Throw sunflower seeds and coconut flakes in blender and blend until fine. Place into a large mixing bowl.
2. Blend dates in blender until smooth. Add dates to mixing bowl. 
3. Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands. 
4. Roll mixture into balls.
5. Store in the fridge.