And now for something completely different…
By Sophie Isbister, Life & Style Editor
Typically the recipes I feature in the Other Press are of the sweet and decadent variety. But since I’m sure you’re all inundated with brownies, bars, and bakery treats at every corner, I thought I’d flip the script and present you with a recipe for some scrumptious bliss balls.
Most websites describe this kind of stuff as “guilt-free”—I reject that phrase because I don’t think anyone should feel guilty about eating anything. But, if you’re avoiding tons of refined sugar or just looking to change it up, bliss balls are a great option. Made with a few simple ingredients, these bite-sized treats are as nutrient-rich as they are delicious!
Salted chocolate bliss balls (with files from MindBodyGreen.com)
You will need:
1 cup finely shredded coconut
3 tbsp. coconut oil
3 tbsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
sea salt to top
To make the bliss balls, you’ll need a food processor (but a blender will work too). Put the coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in your appliance of choice. Blend it until it’s a thick, crumbly mixture. Using your hands, form the mixture into balls—the recipe should make about 10.
Next, place the balls on a tray prepped with wax paper. Melt down the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave, then spoon the melted chocolate over the balls until they’re just covered. Sprinkle with the sea salt and let your delicious creations chill for a couple hours.
It’s really that simple!