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Brain Balls / Bliss Balls

Nutritional Information

This chewy, nutty treat is an excellent source of the monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids that have the anti-inflammatory properties so necessary for healthy hearts and brain functions. Keep these easy to make snacks on hand for the perfect after school snack for a burst of energy or as a source of vitamin E and zinc, beneficial for skin and the immune system.

Bliss balls, (Brain Balls) Video from our Real Food Chef Video Series.

Satisfy your sweet cravings with healthy bliss balls!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups walnuts, halves and pieces
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup coconut, shredded
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 8 fresh dates, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 to 3 drops peppermint oil (optional)

Method

  1. Combine the walnuts, sunflower seeds, dates and coconut in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for 30 to grind the ingredients.
  2. Add the cocoa powder, salt, water and the peppermint oil to the bowl and process until the mixture forms a paste.
  3. Form the paste into medium sized balls by rolling a portion of the paste between your palms. Place the finished balls on a tray lined with waxed paper and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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