Snacking is a must when you are a vegan. That's why we make a batch of delicious snacks every Sunday in preparation for the week. This time we experimented with a different type of bliss balls made with dried apricots.
Our apricot bliss balls contain walnuts and are nicely decorated with chocolate and a few select ingredients from Sous Chef. Even though we temporarily live in a different country, we love the quality of all Sous chef products so we continued to purchase their products and have them delivered to our home here in Germany. It's also because it's especially fun to get a package from the UK and of course, we know their ingredients all too well, perfectly created for home and professional chefs in the making.
What are apricot bliss balls?
Apricot bliss balls are energy balls made from dried apricot and nuts. We use them as snacks because of their high content of protein which is ideal for when we need a quick pick-me-up. They are not just delicious, but highly nutritious and perfect for those long days when we work in front of our computers a lot.
We love them because they are fully vegan and super easy to make. Even the most highly decorated ones take just 15 minutes to put together which is a joy.
They take just 2 main ingredients and the rest are optional, for you to decorate and play with. One year I made these as Xmas presents and wrapped them beautifully in a chocolate box. They were a hit, honestly. It's something I recommend also if you want to offer your family and friends something truly spectacular, homemade, healthy and fun.
How to make apricot bliss balls
These are so simple to make, you honestly won't believe it. Simply add the dried apricots and walnuts to a food processor and process until the mixture becomes sticky. You should be able to roll it in your hand and stick together in the shape of a ball.
To make them more fun, we put a whole freeze-dried raspberry in the middle of our bliss balls to have a tangy surprise with every bite.
If you want to decorate them with chocolate, which I recommend, use chocolate drops from Sous Chef. We used Willie's Cacao San Agustin 70% Colombian Chef's Drops. Melt around 75-80g of chocolate.
Using a spoon, dip the desired apricot bliss balls into the chocolate and place onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a spoon full of melted chocolate, drizzle some chocolate on top of some of the bliss balls.
Decorate with a little freeze-dried passionfruit powder, a little freeze-dried raspberry powder, some beautiful cornflower and delicious crystallised violets.
This recipe was kindly sponsored by Sous Chef. We love their ingredients and have been ordering from Sous Chef for years. All opinions are our own.