When it comes to bliss balls, making them taste like cherry ripe was a major win! I love bliss balls, but I’m not coping so well with eating dates at the moment so these cherry ripe bliss balls bombs are: nut free and date free!
They are super simple to make, I did mine in the blender (and if you’re looking for an amazing blender check out my review of the Sunbeam High Performance blender).
These have some sweetener in them- 1 tbsp of rice malt syrup, I have had them with the sweetener and without and although I prefer them without any extra sweetener, I know that the majority of people will prefer them with it.
I’ve used frozen cherries for this recipe because it means they are quick to make and I don’t have to pit the cherries. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m inherently lazy. Anything that removes a step like pitting cherries is a “yes, please!” from me.
bliss balls in the lunchbox
All of the bliss ball recipes on my blog freeze well and therefore are easy to pop into the lunchbox frozen with the idea that they will defrost during the day in the lunchbox. If you want to cheat, freeze them in ice cube trays rather than rolling into balls and pop them straight into the lunchbox.
Here is a whole list of other nobake options for the lunchbox: 12 nut free no-bake freezer friendly bites and snacks.
We love bliss balls because they are individual bites. They are treat like and often sweet, so they make the perfect healthy sweet treat.
With these delicious cherry ripe bliss ball bombs, you can have the taste of summer cherries all year round!
Coconut isn’t a nut
If you’re wondering how I can call these nut free but they contain coconut…well…coconut isn’t actually a nut! It’s a drupe or effectively a seed.
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tbsp rice malt syrup
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup cacao
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut for rolling
- Soak the chia seeds in 1 tbsp of water for 5 minutes.
- Combine all of the ingredients except the final 1/2 cup of coconut in a blender or food processor.
- Blitz until well combined.
- Roll teaspoonfuls into balls and roll in the remaining coconut.
Serving Size:2 balls
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 26mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 5g Protein: 2g