This is one of those recipes that originated in my hippy days in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada.
We had a variety of flavours of ‘Bliss Balls’; this was a favorite. It did have lots of honey in it though which I reduced the quantity. You can replace it with rice syrup. Also, it had wheat germ in it which I replaced to make it gluten-free.
Learn more about the healthy ingredients I used for this recipe:
Honey – Discover the health benefits of honey, one of the oldest sweeteners on earth. It is a delicious part of any dessert made with it; see some of my favourite recipes here too.
Sunflower seeds – Delicious nutty sunflower seeds are a popular snack that is undervalued. They may be small but sunflower seeds are a dense source of nutrients and full of extraordinary health benefits.
Sesame seeds – These tiny sesame seeds may be tiny, but they have huge health benefits. During the Middle Ages, they were worth their weight in gold for many good reasons.
Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1 cup peanut butter I use crunchy
- 3/4 cup coconut
- 1 cup sunflower seeds toasted
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds toasted (for rolling)
- 1/4 cup currants
- Blend the honey and peanut butter.
- Mix in remaining ingredients except for sesame seeds.
- Form into 1 inch balls.
- Roll balls in sesame seeds.
- Set on a plate or cookie sheet and let them form for 2 hours.
- Then store in an airtight container, each layer on parchment paper, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Try to use organic peanut butter without all the additives. This is good peanut butter with no unhealthy additives and is organic too. Smucker’s Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
I am a big fan of chunky peanut butter cause I like the crunch: Smucker’s Organic Natural Peanut Butter-chunky
Also, try these other easy to make desserts:
Sweet Hazelnut Balls – These hazelnut balls are sweetly delicious made with healthy ingredients making them full of nutrients.
Raw Apricot Coconut Balls – These yummy raw apricot coconut balls are a fun and easy recipe to make. It’s always nice to have a few of these on hand.
Prune Powerballs are Yummy and Full of Energy – These prune power balls rolled in coconut have a bit of history. Back in the hippy days, they were the famous ‘Bliss Balls’ that we all made very frequently. We made them with what we now call healthy superfoods.