One of the most popular treats lately all over you look, be it Instagram or other social media or even when you talk to your friends, are bliss balls. I was wondering: why and how this happened? It seems that all other recipes and treats are gone. Suddenly, everyone are crazy about bliss balls. And I came to this conclusion: they are super healthy, super easy, you make no fuss in your kitchen when you make them, and what’s the most important: everybody loves and eats them! This is very important for moms, I suppose. My kids sometimes are not willing to try some new things I make. Chocolaty things and bliss balls are always a bingo. I make a lot of bliss balls, and they at least tried all of them. The only ingredient they didn’t like was turmeric.
Why Chocolate and Why Bliss Balls?
I often choose to make these beauties. Besides they are full of nutrients, they are free from unhealthy sugars and additives. And this is what we all want for our families and for ourselves – to eat really healthy food. Add to it the fact that they are made in few minutes, that you don’t make a mess out of your kitchen and you need to clean hours after making a snack or dessert, I think we have a winner here. I like to make them at the beginning of the weekend, I keep them in the fridge, and we have nice and sweet treat for the whole week.
What Makes These Bliss Balls So Good For You?
As I already said, these are:
- full of nutrients
- free from unhealthy sugars
- free from additives
- animal products free
- flour free
Chocolate Banana Bliss Balls – Recipe
These are the ingredients:
- 200 g of chestnut puree
- 2 bananas
- 100 g dark chocolate (40 g for balls, 60 g to melt and cover bliss balls)
- 100 g cocoa powder
- lemon zest
- 1 tbsp honey (optional, not necessary at all because it is already sweet enough)
- Put chestnut puree and bananas in a food processor or blender, and mix it well.
- Then, slowly add cocoa powder and dark chocolate, I like to melt it a bit, but if you like crunchy things – you can just add pieces to your processor.
- At the end, add honey and lemon zest, and mix it about a minute.
- When this is done, use the mass to make bliss balls, put them on a tray and in the freezer for about 15 – 20 minutes, to glaze them easily.
- While your bliss balls are freezing, melt dark chocolate ( I melt it with coconut oil). Cover the balls in chocolate, add sprinkles if you like, or decorate however you want and put them back in the freezer.
I keep them for a week or longer if we don’t eat them, they are as good as the first day. And when you take them out of the freezer, they need about 10 – 15 minutes to be ready to eat. This gives me much free time during the week and makes me carefree, not having to prepare snacks when sweet cravings hit.