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Lemon and coconut bliss balls

Keep these low calorie, naturally sweetened bliss balls on hand to stop you reaching for unhealthy treats.

Serves Makes 26

Prep Time 20 min + soaking + chilling

Cooking Time

Ingredients

  • 80g pitted dried dates
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 90g desiccated coconut, plus 3tbsp (15g) extra for rolling
  • 2tsp cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • Zest and juice ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp runny honey

Method

  1. Line a large plate or tray (that will fit in your fridge) with baking paper. Put the dates in a small heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soften for 2 min, then drain.
  2. Whiz the drained dates in a food processor with the remaining ingredients (except the extra desiccated coconut) for 2–3 min until combined and the mixture holds its shape when pressed into a ball.
  3. Put the extra coconut on a small plate. Press and shape 2tsp of the date mixture into a ball, then roll in the coconut and put on the prepared plate or tray. Repeat with the remaining mixture to make 26 bliss balls in total.
  4. Chill for about 30 min or until firm, then transfer to an airtight container. The bliss balls will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition per serving

Read more on how we calculate nutrition.
83 2g 6.8g 2.5g 1.8g 3.7g 0g 22mg 3.9g 0.4mg

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