Chocolate is one of those foods that I can happily eat square by square, before realising that I’ve nearly polished off nearly the entire bar. To save me from myself, rather than take the entire bar with me from the fridge I take just enough to tide me over, one of my tips from my combating your sugar cravings post.
Mindlessly eating a whole bar of chocolate is so easily done and I kid you not I would quite happily dive head first into a vat of melted dark chocolate. Yes, I know I’m addicted!
A piece of chocolate is a lovely after dinner treat, perfect movie snack or an indulgent afternoon treat. One afternoon when I fancied some chocolate but was all out (shocking I know!) I did have the ingredients to make a seriously indulgent chocolate based snack that is also pretty healthy too.
chocolate bar that I never really liked so much because they were far too sweet for my taste buds. The dusting of cocoa powder makes these feel extra special, more than a healthy snack. I like to leave mine out of the fridge for a few minutes before I eat them so that the inside softens and they have a delicious truffle-like texture.
If you’re not a goji berry fan, then the taste of them is disguised by the chocolate and they add a lovely fudgy texture to the bliss balls, plus the added health benefits such as a great source of vitamin C and fiber.
I wanted to make these as indulgent and healthy as possible and you really do get a good hit of chocolate but also all of those nourishing healthy fats from the coconut and cashews, which makes these a great sustainable snack.
SOME OTHER HEALTHIER CHOCOLATE TREATS THAT YOU MIGHT ENJOY:
Healthy Chocolate Bars by Hungry Happy Healthy
Dairy-Free Homemade Chocolate Bark by Eats Amazing
Healthy Brownie by Mostly About Chocolate
Banana and Cacao Milkshake by Fab Food 4 All
Raw Chocolate Fig and Ginger Truffles by Natural Kitchen Adventures
Raw Chocolate Puffs by Tin and Thyme
What are your go-to healthy snacks? What ingredients would make it into your decadent but healthy bliss balls?
Chocolate Bounty Bliss Balls – Celery and CupcakesCourse: Uncategorized
A healthier way to enjoy an indulgent chocolate treat for when you fancy something sweet without the extra calories.
1 cup cashew nuts
5 Medjool dates
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup goji berries
1/3 cup desiccated coconut
2 tbsp coconut oil
- Pour all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until a breadcrumb mixture forms.
- Take tablespoon portions of the mixture and roll into balls and place on some grease proof paper.
- Allow the bliss balls to set in the fridge for at least 45 minutes
- Once they have firmed up, dust with cocoa powder and devour!
- The 1 hour time frame includes time to chill and set in the fridge