Sweet Treats

Raspberry coconut bliss balls

 

Actually it was some days before Christmas when I thought I should make some cookies now. At home we're always baking cookies through whole December and at Christmas we have like 10 different sorts of cookies. Last year I had my first vegan Christmas and of course I tried a whole new range of cookies. The whole family liked it.

Last year I spent Christmas with my family, like every year of my life so far. Well, this year this changed. For the first time in my life I was very far away from all the Christmas preparations and celebrations. I am here in Chile and Christmas is in summer. Well, I am used to Christmas with snow and Christmas markets and all these things ... so it didn't really feel like Christmas this year. Nevertheless I've also spent a wonderful Christmas eve here with my boyfriend and his family - it was just a little different. Christmas day we spent in front of a ventilator.

Ok, let's come back to my cookie baking intentions. With all the heat I didn't really want to bake, I preferred to eat watermelon over cookies. But in the end I made some cookies and also these raspberry bliss balls. Well we're totally in berry season now, and I really wanted to use those raspberries to make something delicious. Last year I already made some lemon bliss balls and everyone loved them! This year I used almost the same recipe, just added the raspberries.

I especially love the combination of the raspberries with the coconut. A sweet and fresh treat. Great for a Christmas in summer. Well, of course you can make these treats at every time of the year. If you're in winter, call them snow balls ... but the most important thing is: enjoy!

 

Raspberry coconut bliss balls

 

Ingredients:

 

1 cup almond meal

2 cups fine desiccated coconut

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 cup raspberries

1/4 tsp vanilla powder

 

Procedure:

 

1. Combine well all the ingredients and form little balls.

2. Roll them in some extra coconut rasps and keep them cool in the fridge. You should eat the bliss balls within 2 days. If no, freeze them.