Demi asked me the other day what a bliss Ball was, and why if it was a sweet treat why we had never made any before.
I took that as a huge clue as to what she wanted to bake next. Although technically, these are a no bake treat.
She of course asked if there was a way to make them pink, and I’d seen a recipe once that used strawberries instead of cocoa. We’ve had a bag of frozen raspberries in the freezer for awhile, so I thought we’d throw everything into the food processor and see how it went. A good consistency came about, so we rolled, re-rolled in coconut like a traditional ball and let them set.
Much to Demi’s pleasure, we had pink bliss balls. The kids have been really enjoying them, evidenced by us making them three days ago and only having two left! These are a great little sweet treat for kids and adults alike. There’s a superfood, they’re nutrient rich and protein packed. Perfect!
Raspberry Coconut Protein Balls
1/2 a cup of frozen raspberries
1 cup of desicated coconut
1/2 a cup of peanut butter
1 tbls of honey
1 cup of oats
1 tsp of vanilla extract
*Makes 16 balls
1. In a food processor, grind up the oats until a flour like consistency forms.
2. Add about 3/4 of the coconut and all the other ingredients and pulse until a thick, sticky batter forms. It will be pliable enough to roll into balls. Use a heaped teaspoon to measure the mixture and start to roll.
3. Once the balls are done, roll them in the remaining coconut.
4. Allow to set in the fridge for 30 minutes, covered.
Store them in the fridge.
So easy, so pretty, and so healthy. Plus, pink. Most little girls get a kick out of eating pink food, and when it’s healthy like this it’s an added bonus. This is great one to make with the kids that even us adults will enjoy too!