I’ll be attending my first event at the Orange County Active & Vegan for Life Meetup group this weekend. We’re gonna hang out at the beach, have munchies and roast vegan marshmallows. I thought about bringing brownies to share, but I decided to bring bliss balls instead.
I’ve never made bliss balls before, but I like that they’re generally healthy, easy to transport and usually a cinch to make. I’ve been searching for recipes and found LOTS of them. Here’s what caught my eye.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls
Dana from The Minimalist Baker says you’re gonna love her Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls because they’re, “peanut buttery, studded with pretzels, swimming in chocolate, salty, sweet, sharable, decadent, satisfying and borderline addictive.” I think she’s right!
Raw Banana Bread Balls
These Raw Banana Bread Balls from Candace at Raw Mountain Kitchen enticed me, but you need a dehydrator to make them. I don’t have a dehydrator – bummer! Maybe one day I’ll make these, but not this weekend.
Pistachio Chocolate Pecan Balls
Candace from Raw Mountain Kitchen really knows how to have a ball because I’m also drooling over her Pistachio Chocolate Pecan Balls. But darn it – they also require a dehydrator. But wait! I just found Zaatar & Quinoa’s Pistachio Date Bites and they don’t need a dehydrator.
Amaretto Cacao Truffles
I love that these Amaretto Cacao Truffles from The Road Not Processed are rich and yet healthful. They’re not vegan, but can be easily veganized by using coconut milk yogurt in place of dairy yogurt. Another intriguing cacao recipe I found is Simplify Your Health’s Raw Cacao, Almond Pulp & Coconut Balls.
Fruit & Nut Balls
Yummyvege says she doesn’t know how to describe her Fruit & Nut Balls except to say that they’re, “Yummy! And healthy! And quick and easy to make!” Sounds like a win, win, win! My blogger friend Elaine at Foodbod also makes some Fruit Balls that look delicious!
Fig and Lime Bliss Balls
These zesty, tangy, sweet and subtly spiced Fig and Lime Bone Booster Bliss Balls from The Jolly Beetroot look delicious and are also jam packed with calcium.
Butterscotch Bliss Balls with Maca
These delightful Butterscotch Bliss Balls contain the superfood, Maca, which is supposed to increase energy, stamina and sexual function. This recipe uses honey, but it can be swapped with maple syrup or another vegan sweetener.
Walnut Bliss Balls
This Rawsome Vegan Life’s Walnut Bliss Balls have only a few ingredients, all of which are super foods.
Raw Vegan Lemon Meltaway Balls
The Healthy Family and Home’s Raw Vegan Lemon Meltaway Balls look like little balls of Spring. I bet they’d be a hit at the Meetup I’m going to.
Raw Cocoa Bliss Balls
Another recipe that caught my eye is Eat Less Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough’s Raw Cocoa Bliss Balls.
Macadamia Macaroon Balls
It’s fun to say Macadamia Macaroon Balls, but I’m sure it’s even more fun to eat them!
Sunny Apricot Bliss Balls
Niki from The Jolly Beetroot said her Sunny Apricot Bliss Balls, “are the perfect summertime treat to pop in a lunchbox or enjoy with a mid-afternoon cup of tea. I think the Orange Coconut Date Bites I found on Practice What You Preach would also be perfect for a summertime treat.
Coconut-date Bliss Balls
Coconut-date Bliss Balls are a classic snack for health conscious folks.
Chocolate and Avo Balls
I’ve made chocolate pudding with avocado and it was delicious!! CT Veganista uses this combo to make her Chocolate and Avo Balls. Both yummy and healthy!