Sri Lankan coconut bliss balls
Sri Lankan coconut bliss balls
If you love curry, you will love these.
I had been to a couple of Your Inspiration At Home parties and thought that I would try a couple of products.
I am not that keen on ready made spice mixes. I usually make my own up. So this was something different for me to do. Now I am a bit of a curry fan and at the parties I went to, this was the one product that stood out from the pack. The name, the colour, I adore the colour. Turmeric. What can I say, I actually dehydrated some fresh turmeric the other day, It is one of my favourite spices. I also dehydrated some fresh ginger with it.
Now these two spices are the keys ingredients in this spice mix along with coconut, garlic and onion. And some other spices.
It is not a new thing combining spices with chocolate.
It is a centuries-old practice of combining chilli with chocolate or cardamom with chocolate or lime with chocolate.
The chocolate chili connection is an Aztec concoction. Chocolate was consumed in a bitter, spicy drink called xocolātl, often seasoned with vanilla, chile pepper, and achiote (aka annatto). It was believed to fight fatigue. Party in a glass.
Bliss balls are a very simple food to make and quick to make. I find most bliss balls are just too sweet. This gives them a subtle flavour of something else is coming. A little bit of zing on the tongue. And a lingering want for more.
And there lies a problem, they are very rich and full of calories and it is hard to stop at one. So for a quick energy hit and keep you going grab one of these.
You can order the product on line and it is delivered straight to your door, or you can have a party or like me, just ring one of my three friends that sell it. You can even have a Facebook party, so many options with it.
Here is the link to my friend who I got this from, Click here. Give her a call if you are interested. Please do pop over to her Facebook page and give it a like. Or you could just sign up and sell the product. After all, I have three friends who are doing just that. Having a flavorful journey.
Some Notes on making bliss balls. I have found a thermal mixer to be the best for making bliss balls, but you can also use a high-speed blender, or food processor, even a meat mincer would work.
Make sure the dates are soft and pitted, if they are dry and hard, soak in water till soft. Other wise they will overload the machine. I use fresh dates for the best result. I prefer a very dark chocolate, 90% Lindt.
It just adds a certain richness to the balls. If using other chocolate, break into pieces, and it may need to be processed a bit longer to break down.
I used 2 teaspoons of spice mix, more can be added if you like a stronger flavor. Start our with just two to see if you like it. Next time I will use four teaspoons, just to shake things up.
If the mixture does not combine, add a tablespoon of oil of choice. It could be coconut, macadamia as an example.
The balls need to be squeezed together and then rolled. They will harden once in the fridge.
Roll in just the spice or a mixture of coconut and spice.
So happy balling, I know you will have a ball making these.
- 200 grams of almonds
- 200 grams of dates, pitted (make sure they are soft)
- 100 grams of pumpkin seeds
- 100 gram block of 90% chocolate (Lindt
- 2-3 teaspoons of YIAH Sir Lankan Coconut spice blend
- Optional: 1 tablespoon of oil of choose. (see notes)
- Extra coconut and spice to rolls balls into.
- Equipment: Thermal mixer or high blender or food processor
- Place almonds into thermal mixer jug, blitz at speed 5-6 / 1 minute
- Add in rest of ingredients, blitz on speed 5-6 for 1 minute, stop and scrape down and repeat. If not combined add in the oil.
- Tip into a bowl and roll into small balls.
- Mix some coconut and spice blend together and and roll the balls in it or leave plain. The mixture will harden up in the fridge.