Raw (Veganish) Coconut Brownie Bliss Balls – nut free! (lol)

Folks, I am getting bloody tired of sending my kid to school with packaged food. While it won’t give her diabetes tomorrow, it’s not teaching her good eating habits. Besides, I like cooking stuff. That is why we’re here, after all.

Most recipes for protein or bliss balls use nuts, which is a big no-no in schools. These have pepitas and oats to bulk them up and will hopefully be filling for small tummies. They are also easy as fuck to make.

(These are vegan if you omit the honey or are not fussed about it)


250g dried dates, rehydrated in boiling water and drained (they are a fuckload cheaper than medjool dates!)

1 1/2 cup oats

1 cup pepitas

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1-2 tbs honey

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Plus enough desiccated coconut to roll the balls in


– Put all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

– Roll dessertspoon sized blobs into balls and roll in coconut.

– Chill in fridge uncovered for about 4 hours.

– Try not to eat them all before school tomorrow.

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