Raspberry Bliss Balls

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In my mind it started with the form. Unbeknown to me at the time most people fill the form out something like this –

Elise, 6, loves to draw and read.

Eamon, 2, loves Spiderman and his big sister.

My form, however, sounded a little more like this –

Elise, 6. Intelligent, delightful, compassionate. The little girl who brings sunshine to my darkest days.

Eamon, 2. Affectionate, loving, humorous. The little boy who taught me to dance to the beat of my own drum.

Gav. Younger than he feels. Sensible, practical, organised. The one who packs the jackets and checks the locks.

Me. I am old, I am young. I am built on all of the above. I nourish their bellies, nurture their minds and hold their hearts. Without them I’m just a lady, standing at my stove without a story to tell.

Well, it was a few years ago now so they are not my exact words but you get the gist of it.

That is how we first met.

I told her about us, I filled in her form. I hit submit and anxiously waited to hear when she could take our family photos, a Christmas gift from my parents. 

If you asked me all those years ago who she was I would have said “Our photographer, the lady who took those amazing pics, the lady who makes me look much better than I really do”.

But Andrea is so much more than that.

She is the incredible woman who brings out and captures my children’s genuine smile. The one that reaches their eyes and comes from the heart.

She is the lady with who we all instantly feel warm and relaxed. She is kindness and friendship, she is talent and care. She is much more than an amazing woman standing behind a camera.

I’m so glad that form led to us meeting.

Not just because you capture our family perfectly and have given me images I will treasure for a lifetime. Images I look at and think “Yes, that is us. Right now. Right at this moment, that is all of who we are, together and on our own”. But also because I now say “The ever beautiful Andrea? She is our exceptional family photographer and my lovely, lovely friend.’

Thank you for being your gorgeous, talented, admirable self. Be sure to pop in for tea. xx


 Raspberry Bliss Balls

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 10 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  1. Place the ingredients into your food processor and pulse at high speed until the mixture is broken down, well combined and sticking together. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls.
  2. Either leave the balls as they are or roll in coconut or cacao or cocoa or drizzle with melted dark chocolate. Place in the fridge to set.
  3. Eat and enjoy.

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  • Wendy Ely

    Wow, what beautiful, beautiful photos! She has captured the love you feel for your children and their unreserved joy at being with you, and being together, so very special. The recipe looks fabulous, but I’m still struggling with extreme noise sensitivity to kettles/ microwaves/ mixers/ ovens, cheese graters(!) etc, so will write it down for future reference. I can’t buy medjool dates, just fairly big dried ones- is there a difference in taste, quantities needed, or how to use them, please? Sending you best wishes and caring thoughts, for today and all your days. xx

    • Thank you for your lovely words. I am sorry to hear you are still having trouble with sensitivities, the instant breakfast is also a great snack and might be a good recipe for you to try. x

      • Wendywoo

        Thank you, Bianca, I will try it, as I love peanut butter and banana on bread or just “as is”, but hadn’t thought of mixing them up for breakfast. Having said that, I am quite capable of eating a whole jar of peanut butter in one sitting…..does that count as breakfast, or a mere snack?!

        • Lol. I hope you enjoy it. I am partial to peanut butter too! x

  • These sound delish! Will be on my must make list.

  • Beautiful photos xx

  • Annie Regan

    Such beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them. I will be making the raspberry bites hopefully today, they also look beautiful!

  • Larabelle

    Thank you Bianca, these are so quick and easy to make, and are really delicious!

    • Thank YOU! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you have enjoyed them. I hope you find many other recipes that you enjoy. x

  • Emma

    Absolutely delicious! My blender struggled a bit to break it all down, so it’s a little chunky but still divine 🙂 Don’t know how you come up with such amazing combinations; I had all these ingredients handy but would never have imagined how delicious they’d be combined! Thanks for another winner 🙂 xx

    • Thank YOU! I really appreciate that! I am rapt to hear you are enjoying the recipes. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try x

  • Trevanna

    Any suggestions on an alternative to the coconut? I’d like to make a selection of these bites .. raspberry, zingy lemon and some cacao energy balls but they all have coconut. Would be nice to have one selection coconut free! Love your recipes 🙂

    • I think the almond butter balls on our site are coconut free? You could also try subbing the coconut in this with either extra cashews or rolled oats. I hope this helps.

  • Jen

    Bianca – would this work with any berries (e.g. strawberries, blueberries)?

    • Certainly worth trying. I hope you enjoy them.

  • Sheelagh

    Hi, about to make these with our 4 yr old daughter – the pink colour & raspberries made it an easy choice – but was wondering if I could use sunflower kernals as I don’t have seeds? Tia xx

  • Wendy

    Wow, Bianca these are delish and so quick to make – got me thinking up variations now 🙂

    • Fabulous! Thank you. I am glad you like them. x

  • Erin

    These were amazing!! Didn’t even last the day – I did take them to family dinner so I wouldn’t eat them all myself & the 4yo loved them which is a big tick!

    • That is great!!! Thank you so much. I am glad they were enjoyed. x

  • jacinta

    Just made these with my 3 & 5yrs old boys.. They sure are a hit.. Thank you.. We are now onto making the tiny teds as a school treat option.. Love your recipes. Pleas keep them coming…

    • Thank you so much!!!! As long as they are being enjoyed I shall keep them coming 🙂 I really appreciate the feedback, be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try <3

  • Tracie

    This are almost the most amazing little things I have ever eaten!

    • Thank you so much!!!! I really appreciate that! I hope you find many more recipes that you enjoy. x

  • Rachel B

    Love these so much! Xx

  • emmalee

    love all your Recipes ☺ But I am struggling to find medjool dates where I live can I use normal ones if so how many do I use or is it the same amount? Keep us the awesome job

    • Thank you. You can double the amount and pre soak regular dates. I hope this helps. x

  • Wendy

    Finally found some balls my fussy little 5 year old will gobble up. Trust me I’ve tried many. I told my girls they were fairy bites because of the beautiful colour and they were gone in no time. Thanks for all your delicious recipes x

    • I love it!!! Thank YOU!!! I hope you find some other recipes that you all enjoy, be sure to let me know. x

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  • Holly

    Best bliss ball recipe! Love these, thanks so much

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  • Sarah

    Are your bliss balls suitable for freezing? Have made both these & the Orange cake ones this morning & I have heaps! If not, how long would they last in the fridge?
    Can’t wait to try more, My 10mth old loves them 🙂

    • I think they would be fine to freeze. I am glad they are being enjoyed x

  • Kelly

    I just tweeked this recipe and used blueberries as I had no raspberries. Yummo!!!

    • Perfect! I am glad you enjoyed them. x

    • Melanie Dutney

      Thanks for that idea Kelly. I was going to ask if you could do that. I will try it next time.

  • Melanie Dutney

    Hi Bianca,
    I saw you said for normal dates you double the recipe and pre soak. Why is that? I didn’t pre soak. Does that matter?
    These are delicious thanks for the recipe.

    • Often the packaged dates are a lot drier than medjool dates but if it has worked well for you without soaking than stick with that. I am glad you enjoyed them.

  • Lauren Howell

    Can you give me an idea of how many balls come out of one batch? I’m trying to make specific numbers for a function. Thanks

  • Sarah

    Will these work without the cashews? My little one is allergic to nuts & tahini.

    • I have only made them this way, perhaps increase the coconut. They won’t be the same but I think they will still be lovely. x