Bliss balls

These Amazeballs are a great afternoon pick-me-up.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 small_piece
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  • 200 gram trade aid medjool dates (stones removed)
  • 100 gram trade aid palestine almonds
  • 2/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon trade aid ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup trade aid coconut milk
  • 20 gram fairtrade green & black’s 70% cocoa dark chocolate, finely grated
  • extra desiccated coconut


  • 1
    Put the dates (don’t forget to remove stones) and almonds into a food processor and grind until they are in small pieces, but not pulped.
  • 2
    Add the desiccated coconut, cinnamon and coconut milk, then pulse until the mix becomes sticky and pliable.
  • 3
    Roll mixture into small balls and coat in either grated chocolate or some more desiccated coconut – or both!


This year, I’m participating in the Big Fair Bake, where people are encouraged to take these ingredients and create a recipe with them. Why don’t you have a go too? Simply go to for details and to look at what others have baked. You can also vote for your favourite recipe by “liking” it. Feel free to "like" mine too! The nutrition of the dates, almonds and coconut milk makes these a great afternoon pick-me-up without a big load of added sugar. These bliss balls have no added sugar and are gluten-free.

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