If you love bliss balls, there is no shortage of recipes on the internet, including my blog. Whether you feel like carrot cake, lamington, cookie dough, baklava or ginger bread, I have you covered. Only missing are cheesecake blissballs and black forest bliss balls, and I can offer you a whole patisserie in bliss ball shape! So here is the latest creation…drumroll…Lemon Meringue Bliss Balls!
Have you tried any of my bliss ball recipes? All these lovelies – besides being healthy and super delish – have one thing in common: they are based on dates. I think making my bliss balls have severely increased our local supermarket’s turnover on dates! What, however, if you don’t love dates? I know, I know – it seems blasphemic to say this. Not loving dates? Who are you? But, ahem, tastes are different. So I am not going to judge you if you happen to be someone who doesn’t love dates. I just think you are weird, I mean, erh, did i just say weird? Okay. Sorry. I mean – we just have different tastes then. I still want to be friends with you. So I come to your rescue with some lemon meringue bliss balls, completely without dates. Are you in?
I love these babies as they are so featherlight and refreshing. They even smell a bit like a tangy lemon cheesecake. So if you are interested in a healthy snack on the go, but found my previous bliss ball recipes too sweet, I hope you’ll enjoy these ones. They come together just as easily as all my other bliss balls so they are a great stand-in for an emergency snack attack with a much lower carbohydrate and sugar content than “standard” bliss balls. They are also vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free, but I am repeating myself here…
Lemon Meringue Bliss Balls
Makes 15 bliss balls
1 cup oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
juice and zest of one organic lemon
5 tbsp maple syrup
Blitz the oats in a high-powered blender until they resemble fine crumbs. Add the remaining ingredients and process until you achieve a malleable dough. Chill the mix for 30 minutes to firm up, then shape 15 bliss balls and enjoy! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.