Choc-Cranberry Bliss Balls

Bliss balls are a great snack option for those who want to avoid the 3pm energy slump and the sugar cravings that come with it!  A healthier sweet alternative, bliss balls are filled with nourishing fats, meaning you won’t need to eat a lot before feeling satisfied.  Winner winner chicken dinner!

Recipe by GH Nutrition
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
1/4 cup cranberries
1 cup almonds
2 cups shredded coconut
1/4 cup chia seeds
10 medjool dates, pitted
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
100g dark chocolate, melted

To make
Soak cranberries in a bowl of boiling water for 20 minutes.  Drain.
Add cranberries, almonds, coconut, chia seeds, dates, cacao and maple syrup into a high powered blender and blend until a smooth mixture forms.  This may need to be done in smaller batches.
Roll mixture into 1 tbsp size balls.
Roll balls into melted chocolate and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Top with extra cranberries.
Freeze for 20 minutes or until the chocolate has set.

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