This is really all you need to know: these lunchbox bliss balls are DIVINE. They’re packed with healthy nutrition, they’re remarkably filling and they taste amazing.
Let me expand on those three important points. Firstly, the nutrition. Here’s what’s in these lunchbox bliss balls:
- sunflower seeds
- LSA (ground linseed, sunflower seed, almond mix)
Plus your sweeteners: honey, vanilla extract and cocoa.
Pretty jam-packed with goodness, wouldn’t you say? And best of all, the fruit, oats and seeds will keep even the busiest kid satisfied for ages.
I like to make a double, or even triple, batch of these lunchbox bliss balls as they keep in a jar in the fridge for at least 2 weeks. They also freeze very well, so go to town and make as large a quantity as your food processor can handle.
Did I mention that it’s a ‘chuck it in, whiz it, roll it’ recipe? Yes indeed! So quick and easy. Actually, if rolling all those little balls feels too time consuming, you can whiz all the ingredients in a blender, press the mix into a slice tin, refrigerate and then cut into little lunchbox bliss squares!
One last great thing about this recipe is that unlike many bliss ball recipes, these babies won’t melt to a puddle in the lunchbox. They stay firm and delicious all day. Hence why I’ve given them the name ‘lunchbox bliss balls’!!
5 more bliss balls recipes to try:
- A strawberry bliss balls recipe that’s full of goodness
- Healthy choc bliss balls make a great pick-me-up
- Flaxseed and apricot bliss balls recipe (delish!)
- Chocolate crackle bliss balls
- Moreish peanut butter date balls with just a hint of chilli
Lunchbox bliss balls
Makes about 20 balls
Takes 20 minutes
1 cup desiccated or shredded coconut, toasted
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup pepitas
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup LSA
8 pitted gourmet dates (or 6 Medjool dates)
¼ cup cacao or cocoa
3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Toast the coconut in a dry pan over medium heat until it just starts to colour. You can skip this step, but it does add a lovely toasted flavour to the lunchbox bliss balls.
Once the coconut has cooled completed, put all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz on high until it all comes together. You will know it’s ready when it is easy to press into balls that keep their shape. If you find your mix is too crumbly, keep blitzing. If needed, add a little more honey to help the mix come together.
Roll into balls approx 1.5 cm round. Each ball weighs roughly 23gms.
Once all the balls are rolled, put into a jar and store in the fridge until needed. Two balls makes a good serve for a lunchbox for younger kids, or three or four for older kids.
What other little lunchbox snacks do your kids enjoy?