Bliss Balls, Makes 8-12 balls

Bliss Ball I

Ingredients:

4 dried apple pieces, about . cup (60 ml) coarsely chopped

4 Medjool dates, pitted

4 dried unsulfured Turkish apricots, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon ground walnuts

1 tablespoon almond butter

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon dry powdered ginger a few gratings of lemon or orange rind (optional)

2 tablespoons dry flaked coconut, ground to a powder, or 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts for coating


What to do;

1. Process all ingredients in a food processor, until all fruits are ground and the mixture is sticky. Roll into 1 inch balls.

2. Roll the balls in the ground coconut or finely chopped walnuts. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Variations: Carrot Bliss Balls

Steam 1/4 cup (60 ml) chopped carrots for 5 minutes until soft. Add to the food processor with the other ingredients. If the mixture is too moist, add a little ground coconut to firm up. Pulse to combine.


Bliss Ball II

Ingredients:

3 dried unsweetened pineapple rings, shredded into small pieces

5 dried unsulfured Turkish apricots, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup (60 ml) dried sweetened cranberries

2 tablespoons ground walnuts

2 tablespoons almond butter

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon dry powdered ginger

2 tablespoons dry flaked coconut, ground to a powder, or 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts for coating


Bliss Ball III

Ingredients:

3 dried Turkish figs, coarsely chopped

5 dried unsulfured Turkish apricots, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon ground walnuts

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

1 tablespoon almond butter

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon dry powdered ginger

2 tablespoons dry flaked coconut, ground to a powder, or 2 tablespoons finely

chopped walnuts for coating


(Recipe source: Shelley Gratzon, unpublished cookbook on vegetarian, ayurvedic

cooking for children.)


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