Mint Chip Bliss Balls

Imagine the taste of your favorite childhood ice cream, conveniently rolled into a bliss ball. With hints of peppermint and the crunch of cacao nibs, this next level energizing snack or treat will keep your body satisfied and your mind happy!

INGREDIENTS

Makes 20 bliss balls

1 cup cashews (can use almonds)
¾ cup packed Medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
Pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract (or a few drops of food grade peppermint essential oil)
3 tablespoons cacao nibs
Cocoa powder, raw cacao powder and/or shredded coconut for rolling

Imagine the taste of your favorite childhood ice cream, conveniently rolled into a bliss ball. With hints of peppermint and the crunch of cacao nibs, this next level energizing snack or treat will keep your body satisfied and your mind happy!

INGREDIENTS

Makes 20 bliss balls

1 cup cashews (can use almonds)
¾ cup packed Medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
Pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract (or a few drops of food grade peppermint essential oil)
3 tablespoons cacao nibs
Cocoa powder, raw cacao powder and/or shredded coconut for rolling

METHOD

Place cashews (or almonds) in a food processor and blend until finely ground. Add in the dates, cocoa powder, sea salt, vanilla, and peppermint extract and process until everything is incorporated together. Pulse in the cacao nibs until well-combined. Next, roll into 1-inch balls. (If the mixture is too sticky to handle, place in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes until firm enough to roll.) Lightly cover each truffle with cocoa powder or coconut. Place the balls in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. Store any remaining truffles in an airtight glass container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or freeze to have on hand always.