Nut Free Chocolate Crackle Bliss Balls


I don’t want to leave with any regrets. But right now I’m a little sad that I didn’t walk to the Highway one more time, that I didn’t walk around the block and let my mind play remember when.

I’m a little sad that time kept ticking away and I didn’t get to stop, to take it all in. That I didn’t find a moment to thank this space that’s been home for all that it has given me.

But maybe I didn’t want to. Maybe I knew that a quiet mind would fuel the fear that is inside me.

So maybe I chose distraction over my kangaroos and sunrises, my blossoms and rolling hills.

And now I’m gone, but you’re still there.

And although I shouldn’t ask for time you don’t have, I’m hoping you might find a minute to take a pic of my kangaroos, my sunrises, my blossoms and rolling hills.

I’m hoping you might take a minute to capture that backyard I loved. The one I laid in for hours on end on sunny days and when the weight of the world was on my shoulders.

The one where I picnicked with my greatest loves and watched my babies grow.

The one where we fed horses and met our kangaroos.

The one where I first felt snow.

The one where we shared some of the very best moments.

I miss that home. I’m looking forward to making another, but I sure will miss that place.

Nut Free Chocolate Crackle Bliss Balls

  • 1/2 cup hulled tahini
  • 1/3 cup honey*
  • 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups puffed rice
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  1. Place the tahini and honey into a heat proof bowl or jug and gently heat until the mixture is runny, it will only take a matter of seconds. Remove from the heat and add the cacao, vanilla and salt and mix to combine.
  2. While the tahini and honey are heating add the puffed rice and coconut to a large mixing bowl. Add the tahini mixture and mix to combine. Use your hands to work the mixture if need be. Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls, place the balls in the fridge to set.
  3. Serve. Eat. Enjoy.

notes – You may find it easiest to roll the balls with slightly damp hands. Alternatively, you can press the mixture firmly into a lined loaf tin.

*you can use rice malt syrup if you prefer.

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  • Amy

    Do you think these would work without the coconut or should I try substituting something else? (Allergic to coconut)

    • You can try using a small amount of oats or even a tablespoon of ground flax, I hope this helps. x

  • Lou

    Yummy!! And very easy. Thanks for another great recipe 🙂

    • Thank YOU Lou!! I am glad you enjoyed them. x

  • Kate Christie

    Can these be frozen??

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  • Nicki Church

    Hi Bianca 🙂 Can the tahini be substituted for anything else? Thanks

  • cherie

    I love your story here. I have just returned from a “nostalgia” trip back to Tasmania where we lived for 10 glorious years on a little hobby farm. I got tears in my eyes when I read your words because that is how I felt when I saw our former home. I left without looking back as it seemed easier. It will always be home to me and it felt terrible to see it as someone else’s home. That sounds bad, I think, but hopefully they love it as much as I did (do).