For those of you who know me personally, I’m sure you’ve had loads and loads of my Raw Cacao Bliss Bites. I almost never leave the house for a full day without some flavor of Bliss Bite to bring along- they are a sweet, protein-packed treat for long days on the go. They are easily portable and so easy to pack. Kids love them! They are my all time most popular recipe I teach at Happy Hungry Journey cooking lessons and summer wellness immersions for kids, preteens, and teens.
Today I’m excited to share the newest iteration of my obsession with Bliss Bites- Ginger Turmeric! My world was temporarily shattered when I learned that other people aren’t jonesing after a mega-does of raw cacao 100% of the time. God bless them—I don’t know how they get through life. But magically, they do.
I want everyone to have a healthy and sweet treat, so I played in the kitchen for months. And months. And months. I graduated from the Ninja blender (great for making bliss bites!) to the Breville Sous Chef food processor. I love it so much. Finally, between the blades of my new Breville, eureka! I had it! The newest iteration of my Beloved Bliss Bites—my Golden Ginger Turmeric Bliss Bites.
Gather the following:
10-12 medjool dates
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup raw almonds
2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp turmeric
Optional: 1/2 cup almond meal, for coating
Makes 20-24 bliss bites.
Combine all ingredients in food processor* and roll into bite sized balls. These are delicious with or without the almond meal coating. I learned from experience driving to catering events that bliss balls roll around in transit. The almond meal coating prevents them from sticking to each other. Eat immediately (usually what happens) or store in the refrigerator so they can firm up. This particular recipe does well kept in the fridge and is good for up to about a week. You can freeze them, too, for later enjoyment! These bliss bites turn out to be a great dessert to round out any of my Indian food recipes, given the theme of the spices. Let me know what you think!
Other optional ingredients for this particular batch could be a dash of vanilla, a pinch of pink Himalayan salt, or some maple syrup if you want them sweeter. Let me know which flavor of Bliss Bites is your favorite!
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*I use the Breville Sous Chef to make Bliss Bites. The Ninja blender is also a great machine for making these. The Vitamix is not the best blender for making bliss bites. It tends to yield a sticky, almost soupy consistency. I reserve my Vitamix for smoothies and creamy soups.