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Bliss Balls recipe – healthy, sugar free, sweet treat

Recipe by Diane Priestley.

Diane treated me to her delicious, healthy, sugar free treats- so I had to ask her to share the recipe!

Bliss Balls are a delicious protein-packed snack for the whole family. They are cane sugar-free, containing only natural fruit sugars.

These yummy treats will satisfy a craving for sweets (without sending your Blood Sugar Level sky-high.)

This makes about 20 small bliss balls. Double quantities for 40.


8 fresh dates

2 heaped tablespoon sultanas

2 heaped tablespoon raisins

I cup of mixed nuts and seeds comprising:

Almonds (soak in water first, then drain)



Sunflower Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

1 heaped tablespoon of pure cocoa powder (or super food cacao powder)

Freshly squeezed juice of one orange (or about half a cup of fruit juice)

About half a cup of desiccated coconut


Put all ingredients (except coconut) into blender

Blend into a smooth paste

Roll into small balls and coat with coconut

Store in the fridge in an airtight container. Eat within five days. Alternatively Bliss Balls can be stored in the freezer and taken out to snack on as needed. Thaw them first!



I am a seasoned journalist with a diverse career spanning over 30 years writing for newspapers, magazines and online publications in Australia and the UK. I am also a qualified counsellor, an active campaigner for good causes and a keen traveller who thrives on new people to meet, new places to explore and new stories to tell. My popular newspaper columns include Family Matters, an engaging weekly column I wrote for 10 years for The Geelong Advertiser, Quest newspapers and the Sunshine Coast Daily. I wrote Relationships Matters for the Courier Mail. On moving to London, I wrote Midlife Matters about the tricky issues of midlife. I am now launching MAD Matters, about Making A Difference for humanity, documenting my experiences volunteering and travelling in developing countries. I am married to Andrew, a successful business coach and we have two grown-up children. We all enjoy living in London and travelling.

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