The backstory

You just can't go wrong with a Peanut Butter and Chocolate combination, and paired with Wattleseed, this makes for an irresistible bliss ball and healthy, unprocessed snack. If the Lemon Myrtle bliss balls were not quite up your alley, these ones might be for you. They are rich and indulgent, and can definitely cut into any sweet craving you might have. Once again, they are Keto, Paleo, Grain Free, Sugar Free, Low Carb, dried fruit free and egg free. My kids will enthusiastically eat these ones alongside my husband. 

About the ingredients 

Cinnamon myrtle: The cinnamon myrtle is found in the tropical rainforests of Queensland and New South Wales. Cinnamon myrtle is from a small tree whose leaves have a spicy, cinnamon-like fragrance. Both Indigenous Australians and early settlers used its leaves for cooking and for medicinal purposes, and the tree’s wood for tools. This native spice has a subtle, spicy, cinnamon-like flavour.

Wattleseed: The use of Wattle seeds (of the commercially traded species) has a traditional use of at least 4000 years as an Aboriginal staple food ingredient. The seed is harvested, then roasted and can be ground or sold whole. The flowers (without stalks) can also be used, typically in pancakes, scones and scrambled eggs or omelettes. It has a dominant nutty, coffee and roasted aromas with a slight bitterness. Several species are native to arid and temperate areas of Australia with some, like the Elegant Wattle (Acacia victoriae) having a very widespread natural distribution.

Reference (https://anfab.org.au/, agrifigures.com.au)

Ingredients

  • 100g almond meal
  • 100g peanut butter
  • 50g ground macadamias
  • 20g hemp seed meal
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons wattleseed
  • 3 tablespoons cacao
  • 50g raw honey
  • 1 cup toasted macadamia crumbs

 

Steps and Method

  1. Combine the almond meal, peanut butter, macadamia and hemp seed meal in a food processor. Don't over process. Add the spices and cacao, and gently/briefly combine again.
  2. Add the honey and combine until it forms a crumb-like mixture that holds together when you press it between your fingers.
  3. Take a tablespoon of mixture and roll the mixture into a ball. If it feels too damp or oily, you may want to add another tablespoon or two of almond meal.
  4. Roll the balls into the toasted macadamia crumbs, and place in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.