If you are looking for a sweet treat, but are trying for healthier choices, I have just the recipe for you. These Raspberry Bliss Balls are just what you need. These sweet snacks are refined-sugar, dairy-free, and gluten-free!
If you are looking for other recipes that use freeze-dried raspberries, how about these tasty raspberry shortbread bites? Or choux au craquelin with freeze-dried raspberries?
What Makes These Bites So Good?
If you have never made energy bites before, you might not understand just how good they can be. The added freeze-dried raspberries really make these bites.
Where most sweets will spike your blood sugar levels, these will hold them steady. They are such a delicious combination of fruits, nuts, and dates. They are all good!
These little bites hold well for 7-10 days! I like to make these on Saturday and I can snack on them all week.
- Regular oats- You can use quick-cooking if you like, but I like to use regular oats better.
- Dates- This with the maple syrup will provide the sweetener for these little bites.
- Unsweetened coconut- You can use sweetened if you like, but I really prefer unsweetened.
- Almonds- You can use whole or sliced almonds. Another nut could be used too if you like, but almonds are my favorite with the raspberries.
- Freeze-dried raspberries- If you have not used freeze-dried berries before, you need to change that! They add the best flavor!
- Maple Syrup- Make sure this is pure maple syrup.
How To Make
These are so easy to make. Throw everything into your food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use a blender.
Just make sure it is a good one with plenty of power. It takes a bit to break up the almonds.
Once they are well blended, form them into balls. I use my small OXO cookie scoop, but you can make these any size you like.
These need to be stored in the fridge. I like to form them and let them chill on a plate. Then when they are set, put them in an airtight container store them in the fridge.
That is it! They are done.
This might just be the easiest recipe you will ever make. You can make these in minutes!
You can easily swap out the freeze-dried fruits if you want. Strawberries are also really good. There are other freeze-dried fruits, but I can only vouch for the strawberries and raspberries.
I like to keep these chilled, they seem to dry out a little at room temp.
Almonds are my first choice here, but you can also use swap out other nuts if you like.
FAQ Raspberry Bliss Balls
They are created with a base of nuts and even seeds, making them high in fiber and protein. Plus, there is no refined sugar!
I have held them for up to 10 days! But I hear other people keep them up for up to 2 weeks.
I do not recommend it. They have a weird texture when they thaw!
Raspberry bliss balls
- 1 ½ cups almonds You can use sliced or whole.
- 2 cups regular oats
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup freeze dried raspberries
- ⅔ cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut
- Throw all ingredients, minus decorations into a food processor. Pulse until they are well blended. Mine took about 20 seconds.
- Scoop with a portion scoop or spoon of choice. Size really is a personal preference. I prefer a smaller size, but that is again a personal preference.
- They are ready to go. Whatever I don't eat in that first sitting, I will store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
- They will hold well for about a week. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it.
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