Healthy Coconut Bliss Balls – No Bake!

Coconut and Apricot Balls

Bliss balls
Coconut and apricot balls

A few years ago, when I was working as a Thermomix Consultant, I had the pleasure of going to a Jude Blereau Wholefood cooking class.  I  learned quite a bit from it and have had fun cooking some of her Thermomix recipes since!

Today I will share the coconut butter recipe as I think it is one that you will find useful.  Sorry to those of you who don’t have a Thermomix as the recipe states the settings.  However, if you have a good quality food processor, you should be able to make it as well.

Coconut Butter

ETC and others 1333Ingredients:

250g Organic desiccated, shredded or flaked coconut.

Method:

Place coconut into the mixing bowl and blend for 1 minute at 37 °C on speed 8.

Scrape the sides of the bowl down and then blend for a further 2 minutes at 37 °C on speed 8

At this stage the coconut butter is a bit like a thin paste.  As it solidifies it will harden.  Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place.

Apricot Balls

Being I’ve tempted you with the picture I should share recipe for the coconut balls too!

ETC and others 1334Ingredients:

100g almonds

100g apricots

60g pitted dates

230g coconut butter

Desiccated coconut, to coat

Method:

Place almonds in the mixing bowl and chop on speed 8 for 2-3 seconds

Add apricots and chop on speed 8 for about 10 seconds.

Put dates in, chose the closed lid setting, hit the turbo button 2-3 times.

Next, add the coconut butter and blend for about 10 seconds on speed 4, scrape the sides down and repeat for a few seconds if necessary (take care not to over mix or you will end up with nut butter).

Jude says if it isn’t holding together you may need to add a tbsp. coconut oil – I didn’t have this problem.

Roll into bite size balls and coat with desiccated coconut.  Jude suggests putting them in a cool dark place for a couple of hours before serving.

Store in the fridge.

Enjoy x

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