Yesterday dawned with perfect sunshine and the smell of summer on the warm breeze.  It was a Monday public holiday and the kind of day that plants a huge, giddy smile on your face and finds you skipping around with excitement about hitting the beach with great friends and a picnic.

I didn’t have time to mess around.  I was itching to feel my toes in the warm sand and cool surf.  Quickly I grabbed the closest three ingredients and rolled them into delicious balls of bliss.

Yup, that’s right.  Just three ingredients:

  • Medjool Dates
  • Pistachios
  • Coconut shavings
  1. Pit dates, chop them very finely and pop them into a bowl.
  2. Chop pistachios in half.
  3. With your fingers, roll a small amount of dates into a ball, pushing pistachios into the centre as you roll (also known as the fun, messy part!).
  4. Roll pistachio/date balls in coconut shavings.
  5. Repeat until all of the date mixture is used.
  6. Pack bliss balls in a container and hit the beach, baby!

These bliss balls are a great source of vitamins and fibre and contain high levels of potassium, magnesium, copper and manganese to keep you glowing in the surf all summer long.  Fast, fresh and simple.

Sparkle on, glitterbugs!  See you tomorrow.  xx


21 Comments on Vegan MoFo Pistachio, Date & Coconut Bliss Balls

  1. Annie
    October 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm (12 years ago)

    Mamo scammo! I love it! Totally pop-in-the-mouth worthy!

  2. Cara
    October 2, 2012 at 11:54 pm (12 years ago)

    You just said “Sparkle on glitterbugs” and I think that officially solidifies my love for you 🙂 Made me smile!! As did these Bliss Balls…

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 3, 2012 at 8:25 am (12 years ago)

      haha, nawww, YAY! I love causing smiles. 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 3, 2012 at 8:26 am (12 years ago)

      YAY! And they keep for ages in the fridge too. Nommy! 🙂

  3. Brittany
    October 3, 2012 at 8:57 am (12 years ago)

    Dates are probably one of the best creations earth has ever made. These look amazing.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 3, 2012 at 9:17 am (12 years ago)

      Aren’t they, though? Sometimes I have to hide them from myself so I slow down my intake! 😉

  4. Brandi
    October 3, 2012 at 8:59 am (12 years ago)

    Love these! Love no bake as well…I’m posting my no bake balls tomorrow! Yours look so pretty and delish!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 3, 2012 at 9:18 am (12 years ago)

      Oh, fab! The less work we have to do to create deliciousness, the better, I say! 🙂 I can’t wait to check yours out.

  5. Alexia
    October 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm (12 years ago)

    those little treats look fabulous! i love the coconut around it.. i would probably toast them until they are supercrunchy… mhmm. i also usually make quite BIG sized power balls, i should start making them smaller, they look much nicer and are optimal for a bite sized treat!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm (12 years ago)

      haha, yes I thought the smaller balls might slow down my intake a little. 😉 Toasted sounds like an amazing idea!

  6. Kristy
    October 4, 2012 at 6:38 am (12 years ago)

    I can’t get over how easy those are to make! And no appliances! Totally perfect recipe, Bex! 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 4, 2012 at 11:44 am (12 years ago)

      Thanks Kristy! Super easy to munch, too. 😉

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 8, 2012 at 11:00 am (12 years ago)

      Me tooooo – especially when the beach is calling! 🙂

  7. Somer
    October 6, 2012 at 11:52 pm (12 years ago)

    I totally need pistachios to make this tasty nugget trio. Keep Sparkling, I’m loving your MOFO posts!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 8, 2012 at 11:05 am (12 years ago)

      hehe, thanks Somer! I’m loving yours too!

  8. Tiffany
    October 27, 2012 at 12:24 am (12 years ago)

    My kind of treat! 🙂

  9. Tuija
    November 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm (12 years ago)

    Great recipe. Messy to make but so worth it. Ours didn’t last long in the fridge though! ;0)

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