Lamington Bliss Balls

There’s no dessert more Aussie than the Lamington! And growing up these use to be my favourite! My Nan use to make them from scratch and I always remember her stocking the fridge with them whenever we use to come to stay.

So of course for Australia Day this year I decided to ‘health-ify’ my favourite Aussie dessert! And let me tell you, they were an absolute hit with everyone! They tasted exactly like the real thing, but with the added bonus of not leaving you craving more and more because they are full of healthy fats from the coconut and protein from the protein powder – making just one satisfying.

Lamington Bliss Balls

  • Servings: 15 balls
  • Difficulty: easy
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For the balls:

  • 100g almond meal
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 20 pitted dates (soaked in boiling water for 20 minutes)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Nuzest)
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  1. Drain the dates and place in a food processor or blender (I use a Vitamix). Blend until smooth and a paste has formed.
  2. Add all ingredients into a bowl and combine. Use your hands to ensure everything is mixed well.
  3. Roll into 15 balls and freeze for 30 minutes. In the meantime, move onto the chocolate coating.

For the chocolate coating:

  • Option 1 (lazy option): melt one block of 80% dark chocolate (Lindt is my fave!)
  • Option 2: combine:
    • 3 tbsp cacao powder
    • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
    • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Desiccated coconut, for coating
  1. Drip the balls in the chocolate coating one by one – to minimise mess I like to use a spoon and fork to coat the balls and lift them out of the chocolate.
  2. Spread a think layer of coconut onto a plate and roll the chocolate coated bliss balls in the coconut until evenly covered.
  3. Place back in the freezer for 30 minutes to set.

Storage Notes: They will stay fresh for up to a week in the fridge. I also like to make a big batch of these and keep them in an air tight container in the freezer and eat them slightly frozen! They will last up to 3 months frozen.

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