Clever Cookie? No, it's a clever Peppermint Bliss Ball!


 
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Our Kindred Self Ambassador Sheree Lowe from She Loves Healthy Living is a very clever cookie, or you could say clever bliss ball! ... Sheree has come up with this scrumptious yet simple recipe for Peppermint Bliss Balls.

I first tried these at one of our Ambassador catch ups, and now I'm seriously hooked. The best thing, you can make these ahead of time for events, or simply pop them in the freezer for those moments when you need a little sweet something. And for chocolate lovers, these almost match the experience of savouring a mint flavoured Pana Chocolate!

THE RECIPE

+ ½ cup of raw cashew nuts
+ ½ cup of shredded coconut flakes
+ 2 tablespoons of Pepita seeds
+ 8 pitted organic Medjool dates (or 10 standard dates soaked in boiling water to soften then drained)
+ 2 heaped tablespoons of raw organic cacao powder
+ 2 tablespoons of raw organic honey
+ Sprinkle of cinnamon
+ ¼ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
+ 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
+ 2 drops of Kindred Self Certified Organic peppermint oil (pure essential oil)
+ 1 cup of desiccated coconut (for coating each ball)

THE METHOD

+ Mix 2 drops of essential oil into the melted coconut oil
+ Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined (and a bit sticky)
+ Spoon out mixture and shape each bliss ball
+ Roll each ball in the desiccated coconut
+ Keep in the fridge for a few days or the freezer for 2 weeks
+ Recipe makes 12 medium sized balls or about 18 small balls.

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Smaller size makes about 18 balls.

A WORD ABOUT COOKING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS...

Some single plant oils can be used as a flavouring in some recipes but in a very small amount. I.e. 1-2 drops per recipe. They cannot be substituted for flavourings or food grade essences as they are more concentrated and stronger in flavour. Kindred Self Certified Organic lemon, orange, lavender & peppermint essential oils can be used in this application but ensure they are properly emulsified in a fat ingredient of the recipe first to ensure they are correctly dispersed.

Enjoy!

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