These Matcha SunButter Bliss Balls are easy-to-make no-bake treats that you can whip up and store in the freezer.
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It's the middle of February -- have you kept up with your New Year's resolutions? It's OK, I won't judge if you have, or haven't.
Seriously though, I can't believe how fast time is flying. I've been so busy taking my little one to his TKD lessons halfway across town. So with that said, today's recipe is for quick and easy Matcha SunButter Bliss Balls.
Most bliss balls/energy balls/energy bites contain some kind of nuts, but using SunButter, I've made these nut-free so you can pack these safely into your kids' school lunchbox.
I love the addition of dried fruit such as cranberries or dates to these bliss balls, but feel free to experiment with other dried fruit.
These are no-bake, healthy, and delicious nut-free energy bites that will keep you fueled through the day.
All you have to do is toast the oats, throw them into a food processor or blender, and pulse until they're fine.
Add in the Natural Crunch SunButter, dates, and basically whatever you like, give it a couple more pulses, roll them into balls, and Bob's your uncle!
Matcha gives these bliss balls an additional earthiness that compliments well with the sunflower butter. They're refined-sugar free, only sweetened with fruits (dried cranberries, dates), and a touch of maple syrup.
I like having these Matcha SunButter Bliss Balls on hand in the fridge, for whenever I need a quick snack. Bonus? They store well in the freezer, so you can make a double batch and take out as needed. Super convenient!
Earthy, and nutty-tasting (without the nuts), these Matcha SunButter Bliss Balls are nutritious. easy-to-make, and delicious.
Try them out and let me know how you like them -- tag me on Instagram @siftandsimmer or leave me a comment below.
Matcha SunButter Bliss Balls
For accuracy and precision in baking recipes, use weight (metric) measurements when available.
- 1 C rolled oats
- ½ C shredded coconut flakes unsweetened
- 6 dates pitted
- 1 heaped tablespoon matcha powder
- pinch sea salt
- ½ C Natural Crunch SunButter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ¼ C dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Add the rolled oats to a baking sheet. Lightly toast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the oats and let cool.
- To a food processor, add in the cooled oats, coconut flakes, dates, matcha, sea salt, SunButter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and dried cranberries. Pulse intermittently until the mixture can be formed into balls. If it's too dry, add a touch more of coconut oil.
- Pour the mixture out into a large bowl. Using a small ice cream scoop, or a tablespoon, press firmly and roll into balls.
- Store in a container and place into the fridge to firm up, at least 1 hour before eating.
- Matcha SunButter Bliss Balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or up to 3 months in the freezer.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.
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