I’ve been sitting here at my computer trying to think of the best name for these treats. Protein bites? Raw balls? Energy balls? no no and no. They have to be bliss balls because each one is like a bite of pure heaven. I made this as an experiment one day with some ingredients I had in the cupboard not thinking it would be anything special and wow was I surprised. It’s now my favourite sweet snack recipe. The peanut butter and dates create the perfect combination of salty + sweet while the oats and pumpkin seeds bulk it out. You could even go a step further and dip them in melted dark chocolate. Pure bliss. I love taking these to work with me or out and about. When I have a healthier option on hand I’m not tempted to nibble on cake and chocolate bars. These are packed full of healthy fats fibre and protein. All the nutrients you need to fill you up until your next meal.
PEANUT BUTTER BLISS BALLS
Makes – 15 Time – 10 min Difficulty – easy
1 cup oats
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
8-9 medjool dates
3 tablespoons good quality peanut butter
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Add the oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds to a food processor and blend for 1 minute to form a coarse crumb.
Pit the dates then Add them to the oat mix along with the peanut butter pulse to combine.
Melt the coconut oil and add to the food processor. Blend for another 2 minutes until sticky dough forms.
use your hands to roll into balls.
Enjoy straight away or store in the fridge or freezer