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131 Calorie Hot Cross Bliss Balls

For an Easter snack that feels like a treat, these Hot Cross Bliss Balls are a winner.

The kids will love these as much as you do. Why not get them to help you with the mixing and rolling, as well as piping the crosses on top?

These bliss balls also work well as a homemade gift. Wrap in clear cellophane with a ribbon and you’ve got yourself an Easter present for Grandma, your neighbour, or even for a favourite teacher.

The Healthy Mummy is running a Countdown to Easter Challenge where we hope to help everyone lose up to 4kg* before April 13. PLUS you can win some great prizes.

Find out more about the Countown to Easter Challenge HERE.

This recipe comes straight from our Healthy Easter Cookbook eBook.

Available now, it contains 57 delicious recipes to feed your friends and family over Easter. Check out the book in our shop HERE.

Hot Cross Bliss Balls

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Hot Cross Bliss Balls
Hot Cross Bliss Balls
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Servings
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Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pitted fresh medjool dates
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
Course Snacks
Servings
serves
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pitted fresh medjool dates
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
Hot Cross Bliss Balls
Instructions
  1. Heat orange juice in microwave or a small saucepan, add dates and set aside to soak and cool.
  2. Place oats and seeds in a food processor on high until finely chopped. Add spice, zest, dates and soaking juice. Process on high until ingredients are well combined and begin to come together. If the mixture is too dry, add extra orange juice.
  3. Roll bite-sized balls of the mixture and arrange on a plate (16 balls in total). Once all mixture is rolled, place in the fridge while you prepare the chocolate crosses.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine cocoa, honey, almond butter and melted butter. Place mixture into a piping bag or a snap lock lunch bag and cut a small corner off one side so you can pipe crosses onto the balls.
  5. Remove balls from the fridge and pipe a small cross onto each ball. Freeze any leftover cross mixture to use another time. Return balls to the fridge and chill until ready to serve. 2 balls is 1 serve.
  6. Package up in small coloured gift boxes to give to friends and family instead of store-bought chocolate eggs. Ensure that you store in the fridge before giving as gifts to prevent the crosses from melting.
Recipe Notes

Calories per serve: 131 (2 balls is one serve)

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