Snow Day Bliss Balls

There’s something about a snowy day that brings out the baking urge. Maybe it is the slight chilly stillness that wraps the house and being snug inside where it is warm and dry that nudges us toward the mixing bowls.

There really is nothing quite like the smell of something freshly baked sliding out of the oven and resting plumply on a cooling rack, especially on a wintry day. Then the lovely anticipation of those first bites of sweet yumminess…mmmm.

Just so happened as I was watching the white stuff fall outside my window and contemplating mixing up a batch of something, a recipe came by in the Facebook feed. I’ve been following the adventures of Teresa Holoman, the Tasty Raw Chef. Her headquarters is just across the river from me and she regularly posts pictures of her mouthwatering creations.

l’ve lately developed an interest in raw foods, so I decided to give her Bliss Balls a try. After all, who can resist a food with word bliss in its title?  Despite the fact that they’re not baked, the same pleasure principle applies. Enjoy!

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  • 2 1/2 cups dried shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil (liquid)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Mix ingredients together well. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Form into small balls with your hands and flatten them slightly. Add a dried cranberry or cherry to each and sprinkle with some shredded coconut. Freeze for 30-45 mins to set.

Bliss balls raw cookie

With a little coconut sprinkled on top, these look snow-dusted. Confection perfection.

 

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About Vicki

I’m a coach and consultant and in my spare time I like to cook and play house. I believe happy idleness is a purposeful pathway to a contented life. And I am happiest either in my pajamas or an apron – or both.

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