Choc-almond and rosewater bliss balls

Chocolate almond and rose Bliss Balls via www.clairekcreations.com

Chocolate almond and rose Bliss Balls via www.clairekcreations.comValentine’s Day. I’m not all that into it. I’d rather have flowers on a random day of the week than over-priced roses on a day that we’re told they should be given. For the extortionate price imagine what sort of beautiful bunch you could get on a random Tuesday? Yes, ok so it kind of comes down to the fact that I like getting a lot for my (Will’s in this case) money.

Chocolate? Oh I’ll take that any day of the week too. But what about roses and chocolate combined? Combined in a delicious, rich and smooth, sweet ball. Edible ball. Ball you eat. Bliss ball. Hmm, how can I put it so it doesn’t sound so risqué when you’re talking balls and Valentine’s Day? Protein ball? Nope still got a hint of it. What about raw truffles? There we go – chocolate, almond and rosewater raw truffles.

Chocolate almond and rose Bliss Balls via www.clairekcreations.comThat’s what this post is about. I wish I’d thought of that before I titled the photo. Oh well, it might attract some people who wouldn’t usually be into a raw chocolate, almond and rosewater truffles right? If you really want to go all out though, I suggest making a tower of them to present to your love.

5Q4A8786You will need to purchase some of the aforementioned extortionate roses or give your beloved a voucher for a Valentine’s treat the following day and buy them when they’re on sale? Is that really cheap? Anyway, you will need:

  • roses or some other form of pretty flowers
  • a piece of cardboard rolled into a cone roughly 12cm (5”) and
  • at least two batches of raw truffles
  • toothpicks – I cheated and stuck a lot of toothpicks in to hold them all in place

Place the cone on a serving tray/platter/plate then start piling up the balls and inserting toothpicks wherever you need to to keep the balls in place. Snip the roses off the stems leaving a little bit in place to insert then decorate the tower, placing them in all the gaps.

To keep the very top ball in place, stick a toothpick in it and then poke it through the top.

Present to your beloved and watch them feel loved. Enjoy!

What about you? What would you call these?

Chocolate almond and rose Bliss Balls via www.clairekcreations.com

Choc-almond and rosewater bliss balls
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 80g (2.8oz) almonds
  • 22 dried dates
  • 1 tsp rosewater essence
  • 60g (3/4 c) oats
  • 5 tbsp cacao
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • Extra cacao for rolling (if desired although it does sort of get absorbed into the ball)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a thermomix or food processor and process until it comes together.
  2. Using a tablespoon of mixture at a time, roll into balls.
  3. Refrigerate until serving.

 

 

2 Comments

  • Ooh I made something like this a while back with bliss balls. You just use a styrofoam cone to do it and use toothpicks to attach the bliss balls. The styrofoam allows the toothpicks to stick in.

    • Claire

      Reply Reply February 15, 2016

      Now there is an idea! I came up with it at the last minute so didn’t have time to get a cone but will definitely do that next time!

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