Fig and Honey Bliss Balls

11/24/15

(Last updated 01/25/21)

Bliss balls, green smoothies and kale chips...so cliche!

Within my 24-year span on earth, I’ve both made and eaten a lot of bliss balls. They’re a yummy snack and, while satisfying to the sweet tooth, often contain a protein and/or dietary fibre source (commonly nuts, seeds or dried fruit), helping to serve as a satiating option to bridge the gap between meal times.

I’ve trialed endless flavour combinations, and reckon these are a winner. With each bite you get bursts of fig, honey and tahini, which together creates quite a posh little bliss ball. They would be gorgeous served on a big platter, loaded with fresh grapes, seed crackers, roasted nuts, veggie sticks and hummus.

Bliss Ball Nutrition

  • Antioxidant-packed walnuts are used as the nut-base for these balls, which are rich in nourishing fats (particularly the polyunsaturated kind), the most abundant being omega-6 and omega-3.  Omega-3 is linked to all sorts of health benefits, including as a wonderful brain food (isn’t it a little odd how walnuts look like miniature brains?).

  • The tahini a paste made of sesame seeds, is an excellent source of the mineral copper which assists with making red blood cells in our bodies; as well as plant-based calcium, which helps form and strengthen teeth and bones.

  • The dried figs which work great at helping to bind these balls, are a good source dietary fibre, which assists with keeping our digestive system happy and healthy.

Fig and Honey Bliss Ball

Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients:  

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 12 dried figs
  • ½  cup shredded coconut
  • ½  cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp runny honey
  • Optional: sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and desiccated coconut to decorate

Method:

  • Add all ingredients into a food processor and blitz until the mixture balls into a dough.
  • Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls, and then (optional) coat balls to decorate with sunflower seeds, coconut or sesame seeds.

Notes:

  • Storage Keep in the fridge (keeps well for a week) or freezer (keeps well for months).

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