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Healthy Coconut “Cookie Dough” Bliss Balls

Healthy Coconut “Cookie Dough” Bliss Balls

Healthy Coconut “Cookie Dough” Bliss Balls

Whether you’re looking for a healthy go-to snack in between breakfast and lunch or trying to find an alternative to an unhealthy sweets addiction, this recipe’s got you covered. Since starting my 30 Day Vegan Challenge, my focus has shifted from what I CAN’T eat, to what I CAN eat, and that shift has opened my eyes to a whole world of delicious foods.

I went on a road trip last weekend and stopped at the grocery store to stock up on some healthy snacks for the road. I grabbed some nākd Coconut Bliss Fruit and Nut Nibbles and went on my way. Besides being shocked by their price tag, I was pleasantly surprised by how yummy they were. Hudson apparently was too because he ate most of them. When I looked at the ingredients and saw how EASY they were to make and that I had ALL the ingredients on hand, I popped everything in the food processor, added a few of my own special touches and BAM, these bad boys were born. 

I think they taste like a Bounty Bar. The chewy inside is complimented perfectly by the crunchy coconut coating. They are sweet and a little bit savoury and a snack totally toddler approved by my picky eater. He now asks for these in place of a small piece of chocolate after dinner!

Hudson is obsessed with them, my husband takes them to work with him, and I snack on them in between meals and on the go! They are packed full of fruit and nuts and your body will be thanking you for grabbing a handful of these rather than a candy bar. So without any further ado, let’s see how these bad boys are made.

Ingredients for Coconut Balls:

  1. 4 Medjool Dates *
  2. 1/4 cup Cashews
  3. 1 Tbsp Raisins
  4. 2 Tbsp Coconut Flakes

Ingredients for Coating:

  1. 2 Tbsp Coconut Flakes
  2. 1 Tbsp Rolled Oats

Directions:

  1. Put ingredients for the Coconut Balls in a food processor or blender and blend well. The mixture should be very thick and sticky. (I have a really cheap blender and it forms a nice little ball of goodness)
  2. Remove the contents of the blender and roll into small balls (I like mine a little bit larger than a marble size but some people prefer larger)!
  3. Blend the coconut flakes and rolled oats for a few seconds. You want to create an oat flour, but a few chunks are always nice for texture!
  4. Place the coconut/oat mixture into a bowl and roll each ball into the mixture to coat.
  5. Eat them right away or put them in the fridge and let them harden up a bit! Enjoy!

* Medjool dates are amazing but they are a lot easier to use when they are soft. If yours are hard, just soak them in water for 15 minutes and allow them to soften up. Will make all the difference when you’re ready to blend!

Tips: The original nākd nibbles have raw cacao in them, but I made them with and without and preferred without! If you want to try them with, add half a teaspoon of raw cacao or to taste!

Always,

Alexie

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Hi, I'm Alexie Flook

I am a twenty-something year old world-traveler, turned stay at home mom! I live in England with my 7 month old son, beautiful British husband, and neurotic boxer dog! This space is filled with personal thoughts, fun reviews, and down-to-earth chats about my journey through motherhood! Grab a cuppa and enjoy a browse.

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