I have had the pleasure of having a Cuisine Companion in my kitchen for almost two months now and what I am loving most about my Cee Cee is how easy she has made making healthy choices. These days, when I’ve been too busy (read forgetful) to plan for tea, I can throw a risotto together for the girls in less time than it takes to cook fish fingers in the oven. That my friends is called winning, especially when you are fighting an ongoing war against processed foods.
Anyhoo today I though I’d share my own version of Chocolate Bliss Balls with you. These I make more for myself than the kids, although they do love them too. They are totally delicious, very filling and made from real food ingredients. Having something like this tucked away in my fridge (usually hidden at the back so little fingers can’t find them) makes me very happy when the late evening sugar cravings hit. Perfect to put your feet up with once the kids are in bed.
You’ll find a printable recipe below, but for those of you who need to know ingredients up front my chocolate bliss balls are made from natural or unsalted cashews, pitted medjool dates (slightly bigger and plumper than regular dates), sultanas, cacoa (or cocoa if you prefer), coconut oil and coconut.
Place 250g of unsalted cashews into the Cuisine Companion bowl with the Ultra Blade (Sharp) attached. Seal on the lid and work at speed 12 for 20 seconds. Remove lid and add 220 grams of medjool dates. Work at speed 12 for another 20 seconds. The mixture will then look like the picture below.
Remove lid and pop in 150 grams of sultanas. Work at speed 12 for another 20 seconds. (Yes there is a 20 second theme here.) The mixture will now start to clump together and form a more solid mass. (As seen below.)
Add two tablespoons of cacoa and one tablespoon of coconut oil. Seal the lid and mix at speed 12 for a further 30 seconds. As the mixture comes together you will start to here more of a thumping sounds from Cee Cee as the lump moves around the bowl. Feel free to adjust the 30 seconds if you think the mixture needs more or less time for this stage.
The mixture will now be a perfect consistency for rolling into small balls.
You should be able to make approximately 30 balls from this recipe, depending on the size you make. Roll each ball into the coconut and pop into a sealed container in the fridge ready to eat when hunger strikes. Alternatively you can press the entire mixture into a sealable container and cut it into squares once it’s fully fridge cold. (This method is less time-consuming and less messy but not as much fun.)
These chocolate bliss balls are delicious and meet a lot of special dietary requirement but best of all, from my point of view, they are simple, natural and pretty much unprocessed. Do you have a favourite Cuisine Companion recipe? Link me up in the comments if you do because I am loving learning all of the wonderful things this baby can make happen.
DISCLAIMER: I was fortunate enough to be gifted my Cuisine Companion and while this doesn’t alter my style of writing I do prefer my reader are made fully aware.
- Natural Cashews (250g)
- Madjool Dates (220g)
- Saltanas (150g)
- Cacoa (2 tablespoons)
- Coconut Oil (1 tablespoon)
- Coconut for rolling.
- Insert Ultra Blade into your Cuisine Companion
- Add chashews and work at speed 12 for 20 seconds
- Add madjool dates (pitts removed) and work at speed 12 for another 20 seconds
- Add sultanas and work at speed 12 for a further 20 seconds
- Add Cacoa and coconut oil and work at speed 12 for 30 seconds.
- Roll the mixture into approximately 30 balls and store in the fridge. (Alternatively press into a container and cut into square once the mixture is fully cooled. Again store in the fridge.)
- There are many similar recipes for bliss balls - this is simply my variation and the one I enjoy the most. This recipe could be prepared in a blender or similar. However times for working may vary.