These delicious Raw Caramel Macadamia Bliss Balls combine two of my favourites, caramel and macadamia. They take less than 15 minutes to make and only 30 minutes to set in your freezer. Also included is the thermomix recipe.
Today's recipe is an adaption of my popular Raw Caramel Slice recipe – one of the first recipes I shared on Becomingness.
It is still my favourite dessert recipe and it made me wonder if it would work as a bliss ball.
The results speak for themselves – I may even prefer it to the original, as you still get the amazing caramel flavour, but in a easy to make bliss balls that require less steps. You can't go wrong with that!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Gluten & dairy free - these healthy bliss balls are suitable for people with gluten, dairy, nut allergies & intolerances as well as many other dietary requirements.
Easy to make - this recipe takes 15 minutes to make and approximately 1 hour to set.
Healthy wholefood ingredients - which are easy to find at any supermarket.
You only need a few ingredients to make them, including:
- Medjool dates – regular dates will not work as well as they are not sticky.
- Coconut oil
- Maple syrup - you could also use raw honey or rice malt syrup. This is an optional ingredient
- Tahini - either hulled or unhulled will work
- Vanilla extract
- Desiccated coconut
HOW TO MAKE
You add the ingredients to your high speed blender or a food processor and process until combined.
Then you roll into balls and place in your freezer to set and keep stored until ready to eat.
- 150 grams macadamias
- 170 grams medjool dates, pitted
- 120 grams maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 2 tablespoons tahini (either hulled or unhulled)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¾ cup desiccated coconut, for coating
- Place the macadamias in the thermomix bowl and process for 3 seconds / speed 5
- Next, add the remaining ingredients (except the desiccated coconut) and process for 10 seconds / speed 7 or until well combined.
- Place mixture into the freezer until firm, approximately 30 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and roll the mixture into small balls and coat in the desiccated coconut. Place on a lined baking tray and freeze until firm.
- Store in the refrigerator.
I highly recommend using Medjool dates to make these bliss balls and any other raw dessert recipe that require dates and I always state in the ingredients listing to use Medjool dates.
Medjool dates are sticky so they really bind together all the ingredients really well.
If you use regular dates, you will most likely find that the mixture will not hold and you will need to use a little bit of coconut oil or nut butter to make the bliss balls.
Yes you can! You can keep stored in your refrigerator for up to 1 week or you can store in the freezer for up to 6 months. You will need allow 15 minutes to thaw them out before eating.
Looking for other bliss balls recipes? Try these:
Lastly, if you make these bliss balls then I would really love to hear from you. You can either leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! If you do make this recipe, please tag me on Instagram! It really makes my day when I see your creations of my recipes.
Raw Caramel Macadamia Bliss Balls
- 12 medjool dates pitted
- 1 cup macadamias
- ½ cup coconut oil melted
- ¼ - ½ cup maple syrup or raw honey or rice malt syrup (optional)
- 2 tablespoons tahini either hulled or unhulled
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¾ cup desiccated coconut
- Process ingredients: Add all the ingredients (except the desiccated coconut) to a high speed blender (or food processor) and process until completely combined and smooth.
- Firm mixture: Place mixture into the freezer until firm, approximately 30 minutes.
- Roll into balls: Remove from the freezer and roll the mixture into small balls and coat in the desiccated coconut. Place on a lined baking tray and freeze until firm.
- Store: Store in the refrigerator.
These are super sweet. I'd recommend not adding the maple syrup in.
That is subjective! Some people prefer it with added sweetener. So I will change it to an optional ingredient 🙂