Lamington Bliss Balls – raw nutty goodness

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Lamington Bliss Balls are the business! You really need to try these, really you do!  Our local Source Bulk Foods (Townsville) had the recipe for these Lamington Bliss Balls up on the shop wall and they sounded so good that I had to try them out (not sponsored for this but they were kind enough to share the recipe so I think a shout out in return is the least I can do!).

I made them in the Thermomix which made them super easy but they would be just as good from a blender too if you don’t have one. They are raw, gluten & grain free, egg free, dairy free, vegan so I suppose that makes them paleo too. I’m none of those things but doesn’t stop me wanting more of these!

They do have nuts, macadamias, so not so good for the school lunch boxes but they are best kept in the fridge or freezer anyway.

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Just a quick note on desiccated coconut, it’s one of the things I do try to buy organic because I try to avoid things with added sulphites as much as possible, not that we have asthma in our family but you never know if someone does who is eating them.

Lamington Bliss Balls Thermomix

14 - 16 balls

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C (100g) macadamias
  • 1 1/2 C (110g) desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 C (50g) coconut oil
  • 1/4 C (75g) maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Coating
  • 1/4 C (50g) coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp (20g) maple syrup
  • 1/4 C (20g) raw cacao powder
  • plus extra desidcated coconut for rolling

Instructions

  1. Put the macadamias, coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extra in the Thermomix or blender and blitz until all combined. Speed 8 / 9 seconds
  2. Scoop out tablespoon sized amounts of the mixture and roll them into balls (smaller if you wish) the place on a lined tray and put in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  3. Wash out the TM bowl and then make the chocolate coating by whisking the coconut oil, maple syrup and cacao powder together. My coconut oil never gets solid where we live in the tropics but if you need to melt it put in in the TM 60 degrees / Speed 3 / 2 minutes first or run under hot water until it melts or in a saucepan and then whisk with other ingredients.
  4. When the balls are hard roll them in the chocolate mixture and then the coconut and put them back in the freezer to set, will take about 10 - 15 minutes then enjoy!
  5. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months or in the fridge for about a week (they will get gobbled up before hand anyway!).
  6. Enjoy!
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Even though there is no sponge cake in sight they do manage to taste quite like original lamingtons, the certainly look the part!  My girls have been eating them up for afternoon tea (a great protein hit & nutrient dense to fill them up plus it’s a sweet treat while running between activities!) and I have been indulging at around 9pm when the sweet craving hits! Do you get that late night craving too?

What’s your favourite bliss ball?

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6 comments on “Lamington Bliss Balls – raw nutty goodness

  1. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    February 5, 2016 at 11:04 am

    These look fabulous! I LOVE Lamingtons and am so excited to try these 🙂

    • Vicki
      February 8, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      They are the bomb!x

  2. Tandy I Lavender and Lime
    February 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    these are fantastic! My sister has just got a thermomix so I will share the recipe with her 🙂

    • Vicki
      February 8, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      They are so good!

  3. Louise Zaverdinos
    February 6, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I’m definitely trying these. Who knows, my boys might eat them! Perfect snack.

    • Vicki
      February 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      I don’t want to share the they are so good!

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