Treats – An event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure.
We love this word! It oozes fun and happiness. My family spends a great deal of time creating ‘treats’, talking about ‘treats’, packing ‘treats’, planning ‘treats’, eating ‘treats’.
During the school holidays my daughter will often ask ‘What is our treat today Mum?’ It could be anything from a trip to the park, a catch up with friends or a session cooking together in the kitchen.
During the school term we often pack ‘treats’ in her lunch box. This recipe is up there with her favourites!
Although ‘treats’ is a somewhat personal topic and every family and every being has their own interpretation of the word, I am hoping that tasty little balls of goodness such as this will one day find a place on a universal list.
I hope your home enjoys this recipe as much as mine.
Nut Free Bliss Balls
1 cup (150g) dates, seeds removed
1 cup (150g) dried apricots
1 cup (100g) rolled oats or desicatted coconut
1 tablespoon (20g) huled tahini or coconut cream
2 teaspoons cocoa or cacao
1/4 cup coconut for rolling the balls in
Throw all ingredients into your blender, process until it all comes together, shape into balls, roll in coconut and enjoy!
My daughter will often take these Bliss Balls or one of our other recipes such as the Jersey Caramels rolled into balls, through coconut and placed in mini patty pans for birthdays and school events.