Thursday 20 November 2014

FNSI nibblies

I did tell you I’d have ‘healthy’ and ‘chocolate’ in the same recipe didn’t I?  Well, I forgot to tell you there would be some ‘scrumdiddlyumptious’ in there too!

How would you feel if I told you the recipe was for some CHOCOLATE BLISS BALLS ?  mm mmmmmmmmmm???

These are so easy to make and full of protein and fibre, you just can’t feel bad about eating them. *wink*

This recipe makes 10 serves, one ball is one serve and you can keep them in the fridge or freezer to snack on as you wish.  But be careful, you will only need one or two with a glass of wine or hot beverage as each ball is packed full of 100 calories (420kj) of goodness.  As they say, every good thing in moderation!




  • 67 unsalted almonds
  • 90 grams pitted, dried dates (approx 13)
  • 11 grams  cocoa/cacao (approx 2 3/4 tspns)
  • 3/4 tspn coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tspn chia seeds
  • 2/3 tspn  vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tspn cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon desiccated coconut


  • Place almonds in a food processor and blend until ground well.
  • Add dates, cocoa, coconut oil, chia seeds, vanilla and cinnamon and blend until well combined.  If you need to adjust quantities of ingredients to reach a consistency that’s easy to roll into balls, then do so.
  • Roll mixture into 10 bite-sized balls and roll in desiccated coconut.
  • Refrigerate to firm up a little.  Can be frozen.

Nutritional Information:

Energy:  420kj/100cal Fat:  6g
Protein:  1.6g Saturated Fat: 1/5g
Carbohydrates:  7g

mmmmmm….can’t wait till Friday


xox Sugary hugs :o)



e said...

Boy do those look yummy :) Can't wait for Friday, maybe I can get something accomplished this week :)


Farm Quilter said...

Oh yum!!!! Thank you for adding 20 pounds to my hips!!!

Pinnylea Creations said...

They look scrumptious :)

Anonymous said...

I hate dried coconut, so I'm thinking roll them around in either nut bits or powdered sugar, and we have a winner! Thanks for the recipe, sounds yummy, and I'd love to be sitting there stitching and snacking with you!