We’ve all come across the trend of bliss balls lately and often they can be unhealthy sugar-packed balls disguised as healthy snacks. These Apricot bliss balls are the real deal and so easy to make yourself at home. Packed full of healthy fats from nuts, protein, fibre and magnesium from Chia Seeds and healthy carbohydrates and calcium from Poppy Seeds; you can know you’ll be feeding your body the fuel it needs to go and go. The base of these balls are fibre-rich oats that are slow burning and keep you feeling fuller for longer all combined with natural maple syrup for a little added sweetness.
The perfect afternoon pick-me-up for that 3:30 slump or a little snack for the kids lunchbox, they’ll never know these sweet treats are actually healthy!
Spices used in this recipe
Poppy Seeds Blue Whole
Blue Poppy Seeds are an oilseed grown on the opium poppy plant. The seeds have a bluish-black colour and are kidney-shaped. They are used for their flavour and as a decoration. There are 2 main varieties, white and blue. The white poppy seeds are used more in curries as a thickening agent and are more subtle in flavour. They both have a pleasantly sweet nutty flavour, that complements savoury & sweet cooking.
The Spice People carry this poppy seeds product: poppy seeds blue$3.45
Place half of the dried apricots along with the rolled oats, peanut butter, chia seeds and maple syrup into a food process and blend until you have a mix that is a similar size to breadcrumbs. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse on high until all the ingredients are incorporated and the nuts are roughly chopped.
Make the mixture into balls using your hand, firmly pressing them together before placing them into an airtight container and storing in the fridge for up to a week.