Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Snickers Bliss Balls

This recipe is made frequently here, so I thought it would be a lovely one to share with you.  A wholefood version of the Snickers Bar, so it doesn't contain anything you wouldn't recognise.  It is high protein so it is a great afternoon treat, that will keep you full until dinner time.  Everyone loves them, they are simple to make and they taste just like a Snickers! It is a win all round. 


Snickers Bliss Balls

Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry roasted cashews
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanut
  • 6 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder or cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Method
  1. Place the cashews into your processor and pulse to roughly crush.  Pour them into a bowl with the crushed peanuts and set aside.
  2. Place the peanut butter, honey, maple syrup, cacao, vanilla and salt into your processor and blend until the mixture is well combined. 
  3. Add the nuts and mix to combine.
  4. Shape the balls (wet hands work best to prevent them from sticking) and place into the fridge to set.
  5. Eat and Enjoy!  (Best stored in the fridge)
Crushed peanuts and cashews


All mixed together

I hope you will give these a go.  They are refined sugar free and taste so delicious. I love to make them for friends and family who visit for morning or afternoon tea.  They are just delighted when they taste them and can taste the likeness to the Snickers Bar.  Often they are amazed at how such simple ingredients, can be transformed.  Sometimes I think we have forgotten that food doesn't have to be highly processed and come out of a packet to taste delicious.  Most of the time we can recreate our favourite foods in more healthy, simple and nutritious ways.


My favourite mug
I will often be found enjoying these in the afternoon with a hot cup of tea.  Before our afternoon routine begins, they give me chance to stop and reflect on the day.  I hope you get a chance to enjoy them too.

17 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Belinda. We have all of these ingredients except the cashews. Easily fixed.
    Kylie

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    1. Aaaah! Arrived home with the cashews only to discover someone has eaten the peanuts.

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    2. My daughter has just made them Belinda and they're delicious. Thankyou.
      Kylie

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  2. I find one snickers ball satisfies me when craving something sweet.

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  3. These sound delicious Belinda, I'll add these ingredients to my shopping list.

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    1. Great! I'm sure you won't be disappointed. They don't last long in our house (unless I hide them at the back of the fridge!)

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  4. I think these have to go on my to do recipe list and such simple ingredients. I just need to get the nuts, so a recipe for the weekend.

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    1. Simple and delicious are my kind of recipes. I hope you enjoy them.

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  5. I am so going to make these. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us all.

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  6. Love the look of the recipe! Beautiful blog!

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  7. I'm surely giving them a go very soon, because they don't sound too difficult and I've always liked Snickers very much. So I'm really looking forward to taste them. Have a nice weekend with lots of time to do all the things you like to do. Best wishes, Tina from Germany

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    1. Yes do try them, I'm sure you will love them. Welcome and thanks for taking the time to comment.

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