Wednesday 25 January 2017

Pecan Pie Bliss Balls

pecan pie bliss balls

These bliss balls, or energy balls, taste exactly like pecan pie but are guilt free. What's more, they're quick & fun to make. They keep in an airtight container in the fridge for approx 1 week so I like to make them on a Sunday & reach for them throughout the week whenever I have a sweet craving. They give a slow release of energy and whilst the dates are admittedly high in natural sugars, it's important to remember that not all sugars are created equal.  Unlike processed sugary snacks, the inclusion of dates means that these also have the benefit of being a good source of iron and fibre.

Three great health benefits: rich source of iron, high in fibre, anti-inflammatory 

Makes 10
Keeps for approx 1 week refrigerated in an airtight container and freezes well for a couple of months

25g + 125g pecan nuts
250g medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

1) Whizz 25g pecan nuts in a food processor until finely chopped. Tip out onto a plate and set aside.
2) Whizz 125g pecan nuts in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the dates, cinnamon and oil and whizz until the mixture sticks together.
3) Form into balls and roll in the chopped pecan nuts. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set.

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