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I remember playing around a little with make-up when I was teenager – it was disastrous. The thought makes me cringe.

I should have been good at it. My Mum is a make-up and hair styling queen. I must take after my Dad!

In my late teens and early 20’s a few girlfriends dressed me up and many hairdressers tried to make my hair look something other than frizzy. But at the end of the day you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink and by 24 I had well and truly given up on this scene.

I was a natural girl.

I had my rosehip oil and my paddle brush and I was happy.

Then I fell pregnant.

Then I had a baby.

Then I started looking in the mirror and feeling well beyond my years.

Every now and then I would try and tame my hair. I would buy an eye cream. I would fill my cupboards with products that would never get used.

Then I fell pregnant again.

Then I had another baby.

Again, I started looking in the mirror and feeling well beyond my years.

This time I purchased a tinted moisturiser. For a long time it was just for special occasions. I bought my second tube two years later and now that I am pregnant again I am using it daily.

I look in the mirror these days I feel it is time.

I feel I am now ready to embrace the girly world of all things beauty. All things hair. All things skin care and a few things make up.

I am attempting to do it without filling my cupboards with products I will never use.

Wish me luck.

Nut Free No Blend Bliss Balls

  • 1/2 cup hulled tahini
  • 1/3 cup honey*
  • 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoons cacao or cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups desiccated coconut
  1. Place the honey, tahini, vanilla and salt into a medium sized bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Add the cacao or cocoa and mix to combine.
  3. Add the coconut and mix. Use your hands to work the mixture together.
  4. Once the mixture is well combined use your hands to shape and press the mixture into balls, I made 10. Place the balls into the fridge to set.
  5. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.

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Wendywoo June 9, 2015 - 6:38 pm

Haha, I love your comments about make up. I started applying mascara when I was 17, and my best friend ( who was always immaculately, yet subtly made up),used to say it looked like I’d slapped it on a mile from the nearest mirror! She wasn’t far wrong- I’m from a big family, so 7 people to get out of the house at approx. the same time of day, with one teeny shaving mirror, and one crackled, misty wardrobe mirror, meant I often had to improvise! I never ventured beyond mascara, and I gave up completely at 21! However, I have to disagree about your appearance- my daughter is a youthful looking 29 year old ( who can and does apply her make up nicely, on the occasions she uses it.), and you look younger than her. I’d put you at 25, tops. Honestly, Bianca, as well as having gorgeous cheekbones, a beautiful smile and a lovely, caring personality that shines out from your photo, you are also “drop dead gorgeous” as they say! Anyway, good luck with the make up thingy, but don’t abandon your rose hip oil completely- although I’ve just been advised to switch to coconut oil to help my newly appeared eczema (at 56!) Stick it in your cooking, slap it on your face, which reminds me talking of all things coconutty,, these bliss balls are delicious. I have tried them with both cocoa and carob, and I needed less honey with carob, as it’s naturally sweeter than cocoa. Thank you for another “quick and quiet” recipe. I hope you and all your family ( including of course, Poppy Seed), are well and happy. xxx

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Bianca Slade June 11, 2015 - 10:49 am

Wendy you are always far too lovely and you always make me smile!!! I feel well beyond my years!! I haven’t ventured to make up yet but I have purchased a hair dryer so thats a start! I don’t think I could abandon my rosehip oil, I did try coconut but didn’t like it as much – I should try again. I am glad you like the recipe, it is a favourite of mine. Yesterday I made a similar version without the cacao – delicious!! Oh and we had a scan in the city for Poppy last week, everything is going well. I am very keen to start setting up the house. Most unlike me! Have a great day. xxxx

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Mari June 11, 2015 - 8:04 pm

Easy recipe and perfect for my daughter’s nut- and egg-free pre-school. Works well with rice malt syrup too. Thank you.

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Bianca Slade June 14, 2015 - 11:36 am

Thank YOU!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. xx

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Bianca Slade July 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Fabulous!!!! Thank YOU so much!! It is great to hear that someone else is enjoying them as much as I do! I really appreciate the feedback and I hope you find a few more recipes that you like. Be sure to let me know. x

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Niki Pool September 14, 2015 - 10:53 am

I accidentally picked up unhulled Tahini instead of hulled. Will using it affect the taste greatly? I’ve read that it can be more bitter, so would I add more honey to sweeten them up a bit?

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Bianca Slade September 19, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Yes I would add more honey and then you may also need slightly more coconut, some people like unhulled but I personally prefer the hulled. xxx

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Bacadak July 30, 2016 - 1:29 pm

I used unhealed tahini, and love mine! I also use rice malt syrup instead, so I think it depends on what level of sweetness you are used to.

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TheQuirkyCalorie March 20, 2016 - 12:38 am

I loved reading your story Bianca, however my opinion is quite on the contrary as you look amazing 🙂 Now being a mother to a 21 year old very active daughter though, I can definitely relate.. If botox didnt include needles (and cost a small fortune), it would be something I would now well and truly consider ha ha… Now about the food.. I am yet again on my “im not eating chocolate stint” so far it is less than a week but with my daughter, I NEED a sweet energy snack, I made these thinking that they would be a solution but I didnt realise how amazing they are!! OH MY GOSH.. Someone mentioned they tasted like Summer Rolls, these were a favourite in my youth (oh so long ago) and they do taste just like them but much nicer.. I had unhulled tahini that was close to its expiry date and figured I would give it a go as I needed to use it anyway… My only regret is not making these sooner!! Thank you ever so much Bianca.. I have never been disappointed in any of your recipes, they are awesome just like you xx Thanks again, Danielle x

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Bianca Slade April 4, 2016 - 1:59 pm

Thank YOU so much Danielle!! It is always lovely hearing from you. So glad you liked the recipe, it is a favourite at our place too! I hope you are going well. xxx

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TheQuirkyCalorie April 5, 2016 - 1:11 am

Oh I just realized I said 21 year old, I meant month lol!! This baby brain is in full force 😉

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Bianca Slade April 18, 2016 - 10:05 am

I was a bit confused but I knew you had a baby, thank you. x

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Bacadak July 30, 2016 - 1:27 pm

I have just made the nut free Bliss Balls, and love, love, love them! I think they are the easiest thing I have ever made! I rolled mine in cacao once they set and I think it makes a difference!

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Bianca Slade August 8, 2016 - 12:16 pm

Thank YOU!

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Rachel April 12, 2018 - 6:08 pm

I just made these now for a friend knowing she’d enjoy them. I had to try one before giving them to her to make sure it tasted ok. I’m genuinely shocked at how delicious they are! I don’t normally like coconut much but they are so yum!! I rolled mine in extra desiccated coconut too like you would truffles. I also used UNhulled tahini because it’s all I had. Still worked. Thank you for such a great recipe!

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Beth February 11, 2019 - 10:09 pm

These are amazing! So easy to make and not too sweet. Thank you for another great recipe ☺

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rebecca k Foster June 19, 2020 - 4:06 pm

Just made these and yum! Hubby who hates coconut even loved them 🙂 I rolled in a bit of cocoa powder too.
I am new to being dairy free and have a sweet tooth, these are perfect and my blender had broken down (ordered another of course) but definitely be making again.

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