You’re gonna love these Toasted Coconut Bliss balls. A quick sweet and salty snack ball recipe made with cinnamon toasted coconut, dates, cashews, and more! The perfect bite size healthy treat that’s Paleo and Vegan friendly. Crunchy, chewy, and naturally sweetened. YUM!
It’s time for a baller of a recipe ya’ll! I’m “toasting” to the new year (in 10 days) will these Toasted Coconut Bliss Balls! Haha, see what I did there? Puns during the holidays are needed. You’re welcome. But in all seriousness. 10 days till 2017 and I’m already trying to embrace so much CHANGE . Not physical change, just more huge life transition changes. You know, like…. um, moving across the country in a few weeks in the middle of winter. Sure, why not. While we’re at it, let’s change up my regular healthy bite ingredients and recipe recipe. A new catchy title! Hence these Toasted Coconut Bliss Balls!
Bliss (Blissed) by definition means to reach a state of perfect happiness, typically so as to be oblivious of everything else. It’s also my new favorite word.
Yep, that’s is exactly where I’m going with this bliss balls recipe. A new favorite! Plus you when you eat these oh so toasty bliss balls , you will and then experience a state of perfect happiness. BRING IT ON!
I’m not sure where the exact name “bliss balls” came from, but I first heard about them when we lived in New Zealand. The name has stuck with me ever since and I kinda like it. Jazzy! Like jazz hands worthy. Don’t you think? ** Enter Jazz hand shimmy here*
Haha, okay back to my point here. There are several kinds of bliss balls out there these days! All ranging from super duper paleo or vegan friendly, to nutrient dense energy bites, to rich chocolatey no bake dessert type of “bliss balls.” The main ingredients that most of them have in common are dates and coconut. Not to mention other real food ingredients. Sounds pretty simple and do-able to me. Minimal ingredients. Tons of flavor. Easy to make. AND SO PRETTY!
Well, the nature (and title) of these bliss balls got me thinking. What makes me blissfully happy when it comes to making healthy bites? WHat’s my favorite combo? What’s jazz hands worthy … TO ME?!
THIS IS MY ULTIMATE favorite. The special flavor. The Hostess with mostess bliss ball flavor and here’s why.
It’s sweet, it’s savory, it’s crunchy, it’s chewy. It’s the best of 4 baller worlds. You can quote me on that.
And when you blend it all up, then roll it all up, it’s oh so pretty!
Toasted Coconut Bliss balls, with dates, salted roasted cashews, a bit of coconut flour, cinnamon, and a touch of maple syrup. Lord have mercy these are amazing. Pure BLISS indeed! Not to mention nourishing (with vitamins and mineral), naturally sweetened, loaded with healthy fats, and all the things you need in your life.
You wanna know the best part about making this bite… I mean ball? Besides the fact that it’s quick to make.
Toasting the coconut makes your house smell amazing. It takes all of 5 minutes and creates a cozy comforting aroma.
Now you might be wondering, how have I have lived so long without making bliss balls and all the things toasted coconut? Good question. I don’t know. But I’m quite obsessed and won’t be skimping out on making these anymore. I highly recommend you do the same.
*In case you can’t see some of the ingredients left out on pinterest, be sure to add in 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey and 1 tsp Vanilla! *
Nutrition Per Bite.
Pretty Nutrient Dense but Great as a Treat!
These little bites of bliss ARE NOWA REGULAR ball flavor in our household. True story. Although I gave 2 to my husband and hogged the rest for me. True Story. Don’t tell him. Mmm k?
Y’all, stay tuned in 2017! I have a GRAND OLE giveaway for bites and something new and shiny. You’ll love it. Promise!
Lastly, I have 3 more posts to share between now and 2017. I saved some of the best gluten free recipes for last. Or at least I hope so.
What’s your definition of a bliss ball? What flavor would make you blissfully happy?
Are you sick me of saying bliss? LOL! No, never!