RECIPES

“MAC”-INGTON BLISS BALLS

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Hellllllo my amazing #notinmybelly lovers!

Oh my goodness, it has been WAY too long. 

If you follow me on instagram (@notinmybelly) then you would know that I have just finished up on a 2 month contract that literally took over my life! I had very little free time, which meant – no new recipes 😦

BUT

I am here to tell you… I am B A C K !

And boy do I have a recipe for you.

Behold…

MAC-INGTON Bliss Balls! Yes, these babies taste exactly like a Lamington, but are made using macadamia nuts! Here’s how you can make them yourself…

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YOU WILL NEED…

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 4 x pitted dates (soaked in warm water for 5 mins)
  • raw honey
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder (coating)
  • coconut oil (coating)
  • extra shredded coconut (coating)

HERE WE GO!

Start by soaking your dates for a few minutes in warm water, make sure you remove the pitts!

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To make the ball, blend together the macadamia nuts, shredded coconut, almond meal, dates, honey (1 x tablespoon), melted coconut oil (1 x tablespoon), vanilla essence (1 x teaspoon) and the dates.

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Once blended, make them into balls using the palms of your hands and then pop them in the fridge for 20 minutes.

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While the balls are in the fridge I like to 1) clean up all my mess first! (makes it so much easier at the end) and 2) I make my coating mix!
Add 1/4 cup of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of cacao powder and a table spoon of honey to a small sauce pan. Heat it on the stove until it is melted through and runny like melted chocolate!

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Once that is done, set up your “rollin'” station like so!

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First add the ball to the chocolate, and then roll in the coconut shreds, then place on a small tray or plate!

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Freezing these babies makes them last a few months… that is, if you don’t devour them all before then! Other wise just keep them in the fridge for the week!

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And there you have it!!! My #notinmybelly Mac-ingtons! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

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#notinmybelly

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