Miss 4 and I are on a cooking roll at the moment. She loves it! Every Tuesday we cook together and every now and then we also do an extra cook/make midweek just to satisfy her desire to be in the kitchen. We “needed” to cook desperately after preschool the other day and with dinner already done, and Master 2 who hadn’t given in to sleep during the day now unconscious on the couch, it had to be something fuss free. And nut-free- because the spoils were going to preschool the next morning! So we made some cacao and coconut seedy bliss balls.
I bought some Cacao powder recently and I am really enthusiastic to use it. The first victim is these bliss balls! I got out our aprons and we dug out the food processor. Miss 4 did all the measuring, rolling and the taste testing. I’m so proud of the skills she’s learning in the kitchen. The best part about working with Miss 4? She also removed the pits from the dates…and actually enjoyed doing it!
Now, these are seriously yummy, perfect for lunchboxes and with no added sugar, these are a perfect afternoon pick-me-up. There’s no oils added to these either, and the yoghurt helps to keep them all together. If you wanted to make them dairy free then you could sub the yoghurt for coconut oil.
These little beauties keep well in the fridge for up to a week (yeah good luck with that…ours are almost gone) or freeze well. Just remember to pop them in the lunchbox the night before.
Serving Size: 2 balls
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129 Total Fat: 5.9g Saturated Fat: 4.6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0.8g Cholesterol: 0.8mg Sodium: 7.6mg Carbohydrates: 19.9g Fiber: 4.6g Sugar: 14.2g Protein: 2.6g