What do you like to eat at the end of a nice dinner or family party? Soggy cookies with your coffee? Or the box of chocolates you got from Uncle Luc or Aunt Martine? Oh, no! You just put these delicious Pineapple Bliss Balls on the table. Energy boosting, comforting and a surprising taste, thanks to the pieces of freeze-dried pineapple.
Freeze-dried pineapple? Yes! These give the bliss balls (also known as energy balls, date-nut balls or healthy truffles) an exotic touch, make them fresher in taste and unfortunately also very addictive ;)
The recipe for these Pineapple Bliss Balls can be found below. Not everything at home? No worries! The freeze-dried pineapple from Adya is also delicious on its own. For example, eat it as a snack or even for breakfast, in your bowl of granola with yogurt.
Ingredients for 10 bliss balls
75gr juicy medjool dates (if they are a bit dry, soak them in hot water)
50 gr white almonds
50 gr almond paste
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
15 grams Adya organic pineapple for the bliss balls
+ 10 gr Adya organic pineapple for the crunchy crust
How we do it?
Cut the pitted dates into pieces and place them in the food processor or cutter together with the white almonds. Blend until the nuts and dates are roughly chopped.
Add the nut butter and coconut oil, and blend to a sticky dough. Make sure there are still nice crunchy pieces of nuts!
Finally add 15 grams of freeze-dried pineapple and blend very briefly, until the pineapple pieces are about 5 mm in size.
Make small balls with your hands. This works better if you press them, instead of rolling them. Do they not stick because the dough is too dry? Then add a small amount of nut butter and/or coconut oil, and blend briefly.
Put the remaining 10 grams of freeze-dried pineapple in the food processor or cutter and pulse until you get fine pineapple pieces.
Roll the bliss balls in the pineapple crunch and let it set in the fridge.
Keep them in the fridge for a week, or longer in the freezer.
These delicious bliss balls are the perfect snack for anyone who can use some extra energy!
I developed this recipe for Adya, a Belgian company that imports freeze-dried fruit from India. Their products are organic and contain no added sugars! So 100% pure fruit.