Paleo Bliss Balls (GF, DF, OF, SF)
Paleo bliss balls that are date free! These yummy bite-sized balls are perfect to use up any leftover nuts and seeds in your pantry, Here I used coconut, almonds, pecans, and chia seeds. The secret ingredient to make these high in fibre and naturally sweet is VitaFiber. These make the perfect gluten free, dairy free, oil free and sugar free on the go snacks.
What do you do when you have a recipe fail but don’t want to waste the ingredients? You make them into Paleo bliss balls and in turn create an entirely new recipe. Every cloud has a silver lining and all that.
From time to time we all have recipe fails and that’s ok. Usually if it’s not too major of a fail, your creation is still edible, if not picture perfect. Or like I’ve done here, you can change what you had originally planned to make and create something new.
Bliss balls are a great recipe because you can basically just use any nuts, seeds and liquid sweetener you have laying around. There is endless flavour combinations to try! Most contain either dates or oats, which is why I wanted to create these paleo bliss balls, which don’t contain either.
Like I said before I used VitaFiber as my liquid sweetener. This is a low GI high fibre powder that is naturally sweet. You can purchase it as a white powder like I did or as a clear syrup. To make the white powder into a clear syrup add water to the powder and heat in a small saucepot until the liquid becomes clear.
It’s Important to note that both the powder and syrup are incredibly sticky, so be careful and clean up any spills quickly. This can be done easily with hot soapy water. For this reason, I store the powder in a screw top jar instead of the resealable bag it comes in.
Ok Ok am sure you want to know what this recipe was supposed to be, I know I would. Originally, I was trying to make a stovetop paleo granola using the VitaFiber instead of any honey or nut butters. The big problem and why this didn’t work as granola is because I added to much VitaFiber. This made the mixture to wet and it didn’t firm or set enough to create clusters.
On the positive side It did taste great and I decided to add it to my food processor to crush and combine it all together to form a dough. Ultimately my recipe fail turn into a great new bliss ball combination. So next time a recipe doesn’t turn out how you thought it would, don’t get discourage and think outside the box to see if you can make something new and equally as tasty.
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Paleo Bliss Balls (GF, DF, OF, SF)
- 40 grams coconut flour
- 30 grams almond flour
- 20 grams ground chia seeds
- 15 grams whole almonds
- 15 grams flaked almonds
- 15 grams pecans
- 90 grams VitaFibre
- 90 ml water
- 20 grams flaked coconut
Add chia seeds to a blender or food processor. Blitz for 10 seconds to grind them up.
Mix all the dry ingredients together exceot the VitaFibre powder in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Add VitaFibre to a small sauce pot along with the water. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer until liquid becomes clear. Remove from heat and add to the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Working quickly give the mixture a good stir to combine.
Add mixture to a food processor and blitz for about 30 seconds to break up some of the nuts and combine everything together to create a dough.
Scoop mixture into balls and roll in your hand to press and smooth out. To create a round ball. I made 10 x 30 gram balls.
Place on a plate and leave in the fridge to firm up more. Or eat straight away if you prefer. Store remaining balls in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.
Marcos for one 30 gram ball: 6,9 f 1,4c 3p