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These are the health-inspired version of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. These are so chocolatey and mouth-watering yum. I challenge you to stop at just one. I make a double batch and put them in the freezer. They last ages – if you are not a glutton like me (and my kids)! They’re a terrific health-inspired, protein-packed snack. Better still, you know what’s in them. There are no added preservatives or weird-numbered ingredients.

Feel free to swap out any ingredients if you don’t have them. Just use something similar ie what you have in your cupboard. For example, you can use cashew nuts or a mix of nuts instead. If you don’t have coconut oil, then use melted butter.

Double Choc Protein Bliss Balls


2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

¼ Cup Rice Malt Syrup (or use maple syrup if you have that)

2 Tablespoons peanut butter (I use crunchy, but any you wish)

2 Cups raw almonds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons chocolate bits

Method: Place the liquid ingredients into your blender first (I use a Vitamix blender E310 

Then add the rest of the ingredients. Blend the mixture (I use the tamper to push the mixture around and to make sure it is well blended. Then remove the lid and scrape out all the mixture into a bowl. Place a golf ball size of mixture into your palm and roll into a ball. Put the bliss balls into an air-tight container. Repeat until you’ve rolled all the mixture into balls. Place the bliss balls into the fridge (or freezer). I love putting the bliss balls out on a platter with fruit and nuts for the kids for morning tea. Or I’ll often sneak out to the kitchen and grab one (or three!) for a snack through the day with a cup of coffee. Yum!

I use the Vitamix E310 high performance blender every day – either to make smoothies, sauces, nut butters, or for baking and cooking… It can even turn oats into oat flour. Peanut butter can be whipped up in minutes… Find out more HERE. These have a 5-year warranty and are more affordable than other Vitamix machines you might have seen on social media!

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Rachel is a wellness expert, wellness magazine columnist and recipe creator. She’s also a mum who loves health-inspired food as much as chocolate.

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