As we finally exit the coldness of Winter, the truth can be seen – my coat isn’t the only layer I need to shed. I’ve been doing some serious eating over the colder months and indulging my sweet tooth probably more than necessary. A chocolate girl at heart, cacao is usually my go-to but I’m open to other options. Last summer I stumbled across a healthy bliss ball recipe that tasted like another one of my favourite sweet treats, Christmas cake. I searched high and low but could not find the recipe again. I knew it contained nuts, natural sweeteners and that there was orange in it. I set about recreating them.
I found a Fruit Cake recipe by Wholefood Simply and modified it to make these Fruity Orange Bliss Balls. They are so easy to make, there really is no excuse to not attempt this healthier option. They are also safe and simple for children to make. This batch makes about thirty bliss balls. Keep them in the refrigerator for when your sweet craving strikes. If you’re children attend a school where nuts are allowed, they are also a filling snack for their size to fill lunchboxes. Fruity Orange Bliss Balls are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of herbal tea when three-thirtyitis hits. They are also an easy recipe to whip up for educators as an end of year present. Pop about ten into a glass jar and tie with a ribbon for a deliciously sweet gift.