Peanut Free Bliss Balls

Nut free bliss balls

Peanut free bliss balls are healthy and super easy to whip up as a mid morning snack or for lunch boxes. Bliss balls are such a great energy food for school lunch boxes, but so many recipes contain peanut butter which is a no go in most schools these days! So we created a nut free version, which are also super tasty so its a win- win!

Are bliss balls healthy?

Bliss balls are a great on the go snack for adults and kids. They are ideal as they are quick to make and our recipe can be made using pantry staples, so you can whip them up any time!

But even better they are made using healthy whole food ingredients providing a range of important nutrients. Seeds and coconut will give you a good dose of healthy fats, which will help keep you feeling full for longer. The seeds and dried fruits are also high in fibre. This will not only keep you fuller for longer but fibre is essential for good gut health.

Sunflower seeds maybe be tiny, but nutritionally they pack a good punch! They are not only high in good fats, fibre and protein. They also contain good amounts of vitamin E, selenium (important for DNA reproduction and synthesis), B-6, B-3, folate, pantothenic and iron. That’s a pretty awesome list and good reason to get more of those little seeds in your families diet!

Bliss balls are great for food prep!

For those of you that like to food prep this bliss ball recipe is perfect. Make a big batch up over the weekend and you will have an on the go, healthly snack option available for the week ahead. And we all know that if we prep ahead with healthy snacks, we make better food choices.

This applies for lunch boxes too. I love to make some homemade lunch box options, ready for the week ahead. Making them at home means you can avoid all those additional nasties, hidden in store brought ‘kids snacks’.

Our date and oat cereal bars are another great lunch box idea.

Date & Oat Cereal Bar Recipe

So whether its a lunch box item or healthy snack on the go, that you are looking for, these peanut free bliss balls are great option.

Enjoy and be sure to share with us what your favourite topping is, brownie points for something creative 🙂

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Our goal is to share simple, tasty dishes created by Chef Shane and partner, Sara. Using Shane’s understanding of flavours and knowledge of food, to teach and inspire you to create delicious food everyday and gain a new level of confidence in the kitchen. Sara understands what it’s like preparing weekly dinners for a busy family of five and likes to create dishes that are easy, full of flavour and that the whole family will enjoy.

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Peanut Free Bliss Balls

Healthy, quick to make snacks and nut free so great for school lunch boxes.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Lunchboxes, Snacks
Cuisine: Healthy, lunch, Snack
Keyword: Healthy, Lunch box ideas, Nut free, Snacks
Author: Sara-Jane Bowness

Ingredients

  • 5 Weetbix
  • 1 cup Dried dates
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup Desiccated coconut
  • 4 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp Water

Optional topping ideas

  • Cocoa powder
  • Desiccated coconut
  • Melted chocolate

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a food processor.
  • Blitz until mixture comes together into a ball, about 3 minutes.
  • Roll mixture into balls, makes 12-15 balls.
  • Add your favourite toppings and refrigerate to firm up.

Notes

For storage best kept in fridge but they will remain hard for a few hours out of the fridge so great for lunch boxes.

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