Yummy choc vanilla bliss balls
It took a while, but I finally go around to sharing the recipe for these choc vanilla bliss balls!
Whether you call them bliss balls, protein balls or energy balls, I think they’re fabulous little energy bites.
I call these bliss balls, because they taste heavenly. Although, with cacao powder, vanilla protein powder and chia seeds, energy balls would probably be a better name.
A couple of quick notes
- These balls are delicious with coconut oil, or you can use coconut butter for a more creamy, fudgy consistency.
- If using coconut butter, you may also need to add a teaspoon of hot water or melted coconut oil to bind the mix together.
- They are yummy as is, or you can add your favourite nuts or dried fruits – simply push them into the balls after you’ve rolled them and before rolling in the coconut. Goji berries are one of my favourites.
- They will keep well in the fridge for about a week.
- Try using buckwheat or flaxseed instead of protein powder for a different flavour variation.
Bliss balls and energy balls are a fabulous healthy snack anytime, but I especially love them before or after a workout. They’re just the right size!
If you love these, you should also try my BERRY BLISS BALLS
or these MATCHA PROTEIN BALLS for something a little bit different
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Here’s the recipe
CHOC VANILLA BLISS BALLS
- 3 tbsp vanilla protein powder
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 4 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, or coconut butter
- sprinkle sea salt
- extra coconut for rolling
- Line a tray with baking paper and set aside.
- Put all ingredients into a medium size bowl and mix/stir until mixture sticks together.
- Roll into balls, coat with extra coconut if using, and place on the baking tray.
- Put into the fridge for 3-4 hours, or until set.
These are yummy as is, or you can add your favourite nuts or dried fruits – simply push into the balls after you've rolled them and then roll in the coconut. Goji berries are one of my favourites.
They will keep in the fridge for about a week.
Try using buckwheat or flaxseed instead of protein powder for a different flavour variation. Or even a combination of two or three of these.
**NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION IS ESTIMATED AND SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS A GUIDE.
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