Cocoa Mint Bliss Balls – A nut-free, allergy-friendly treat that is high in natural plant protein and low in added sweeteners!
I could NOT let Christmas go by without a cocoa mint treat of some kind!
A quick glance through my blog’s desserts, and anyone will quickly recognize my passion for chocolate paired with mint.
It happens every year. October hits and then bam!, bam!, bam!…Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all speed by faster than Indy 500 cars.
This past week, I’ve been trying to get everyone’s presents sorted out and bought, even braving the likes of more major stores to do so. Eep!
It’s tough when you have two girls of similar age. Nothing gets by them, and that includes who’s getting more of what.
The girls also both have birthdays around this time (Natalie’s 5th is today!), which adds poundage to the stress sack.
Bring on the (laced) hot chocolate pleeeeeeease!
Nah, all I actually need is a (kinda) candida-friendly treat….well, hello there Mister bliss ball!
Bliss indeed, these babies are filled with all the good stuff and none of the bad.
Oats, some coconut for its candida-fighting properties, hemp seeds for a boost of protein, cocoa for energy, honey for a touch of sweetness, and peppermint for that exhilarating ‘I-just-brushed-my-teeth’ feeling.
Roll them in some crushed candy canes for a Christmas-y touch, and you’ve got yourself a healthy, seasonal treat that pleases all!
Chocolate and mint come together to make these delicious raw treats!
- 1 c . oats
- 1/3 c . grated unsweetened coconut
- 1/3 c . hemp seeds
- 3 T . cocoa powder
- dash sea salt
- 1 T . honey
- 2 T . coconut oil , melted
- 2 T . milk of your choice
- 1/2 t . vanilla extract
- 1/8 t . peppermint extract
- crushed candy canes , optional
- Pulse the oats, coconut, and hemp seeds until broken down into a meal consistency.
- Pulse in cocoa and salt.
- Add remaining ingredients and process until the dough gets clumpy and starts to come together.
- Form balls with the mixture (10-12).
- Roll in crushed candy canes, if desired.
- Enjoy or chill until ready to be eaten.
Fat: 6 g Carbs: 7.5 g Sugar: 1.7 g Protein: 2.7 g; WW SmartPoints: 3; Nutrition facts based on using unsweetened almond milk. No candy cane taken into account.
Inspired by Grounded and Surrounded Peppermint Cocoa Bites
If you don’t have hemp seeds, use another 1/3 cup of coconut.
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