Red Velvet Bliss Balls
To all of you chocolate lovers out there (yes you!), why not treat yourself with a rich, chocolate-y snack that not only tastes good, but also happens to be 100% good for you? Yes please.
Since it's February, I thought I'd make a Valentine's Day-themed treat in the form of these delicious red velvet bliss balls. They're super simple and quick to make, with only 5 ingredients, taste like dessert AND secretly contain vegetables, but I promise you can't even taste it! With beetroot featuring as the star secret ingredient here, it means these bliss balls are a great source of iron, magnesium and potassium, not to mention they are packed with fibre and a whole lot of other nutrients. Oh, and they're pink!
These little truffles are decadent, chewy and they'll satisfy any chocolate cravings - perfect for showing your body and soul some love this Valentine's Day (self-love always comes first after all!). They also make a great little present for gifting away to loved ones. Without further ado, let's get to the recipe!
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup beetroot, cooked
- 1/4-1/3 cup cacao or carob powder
- 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
- extra cacao and shredded coconut to roll in
- If you are using dried dates, soak them in warm water for 10 minutes to soften
- Add the oats into your blender or food processor and pulse to form a coarse flour
- Now add in the rest of the ingredients and pulse until well combined and a thick, sticky 'dough' forms
- Roll the mixture into golf ball sized balls and, if you wish, coat in a little extra cacao powder or shredded coconut
- Place bliss balls onto a plate lined with baking paper (so they don't stick!) and leave in the freezer to firm for at least an hour
- These can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer
- To make them gluten free, sub the oats for raw buckwheat or any nuts of your choice!