Best Bliss Balls: Raw carob powder coconut bites with plums

No-bake bliss balls – perfect healthy energy snacks for little ones and grown-ups alike. Made with carob powder (kid-friendly) and coconut rich. 

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Why we Love it: 

  • Raw-some and sweet
  • Easy and Quick
  • Kid-friendly 

I purely enjoy making raw desserts. One because they are super tasty (and healthy) and two because I can make a plate full of eye-catchy desserts in under 20 min. The working mom in me can definitely appreciate one healthful & minimal-effort recipe.

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The beauty of raw bliss bites is I can mix whatever ingredients I have left in the pantry and turn them into sweet delights. As long as I keep the proportions (‘’wet’’ vs ‘’dry’’) in line I’m in for a sweet, sweet snack.

CAROB POWDER: As we limit out 2-year old from consuming cacao products I used carob powder in this batch.  I’ve made the same recipe with raw cacao instead of carob powder and they turn as delicious. So, really it’s your choice. 

DID YOU KNOW: Dried (soft) plums are an excellent way to ease tummy troubles associated with constipation in kids (and grownups).

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Raw Carob Powder Bites with Plums

These 10 minute healthy snack bites are simple to prepare and insanely delicious. They are wonderful quick on-the-go snack for kids and grownups alike. 
CourseSnack
CuisineEuropean
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, raw
  • 5-6 medjool dates, pitted
  • 6-8 dried plums (prunes), pitted
  • 2 tbsp full-fat coconut shreds
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp carob powder for decoration, optional
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes for decoration, optional

Instructions

  • Place all your ingredients (except the ones for the decor) in a food processor / blender and pulse until sticky 'dough' forms.
  • Take the mixture out of the container and start forming small balls with your hands. 
  • Then gently roll the balls in carob powder and coconut flakes. Or alternatively use strainer to distribute the carob powder. Then enjoy with family and kids.

Recipe Notes

KITCHEN: I use the Bosch Hand blender (here is the non-plastic version) - 600 W and it does a fantastic job.
SOFT & CHEWY: The softer your dates and plums, the better 'dough' consistency will form. Dates and plums act like combining agent for these bliss balls.
COCONUT: I like using all-fat coconut shredsusually organic as they are much rich in coconut taste.
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