Recipe: Matcha Macadamia Bliss Balls

It’s been a little while since I shared a recipe for bliss balls as I’ve been making my cranberry & cashew¬†ones on repeat, but I decided it’s about time I tried something different! I wanted to use the matcha powder I bought before Christmas so decided to combine it with macadamia nuts for these matcha macadamia bliss balls!

These make the perfect pick-me-up snack as they have all the benefits of matcha, as well as the good fats from the macadamia and coconut oil, not to mention they’re mighty tasty! They’re suitable for pretty much anyone as they are dairy-free, vegan, raw and gluten free!

Matcha macadamia bliss balls

Ingredients List

  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1tbs matcha powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes (plus extra for rolling)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1tbs coconut oil

Steps

  • Soak the dates in boiled water for 10 minutes to soften then drain
  • Blitz the nuts in your food processor until large crumb sized
  • Add the dates, matcha, coconut flakes and chia seeds and blitz to combine
  • Slowly add the coconut oil until ingredients are well combined and forms a ball
  • Roll into balls (roughly golf ball size) and roll into additional coconut if desired.
  • Place on a tray and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before enjoying

Matcha macadamia bliss balls

You can store these in the fridge for up to a week, but you can also freeze them and eat them frozen if you’re after a deliciously cold treat. They’ll last a lot longer in the freezer, although they usually just get eaten up at my place so it’s not such a problem!

Matcha is forecast to be one of the biggest food trends of 2015 so if you want to try matcha powder then I highly recommend getting some from Matcha Maiden. It’s certified organic and incredibly well priced, plus you’d be supporting a very good friend of mine (but no, I’m not being paid to mention them and I bought my own matcha, I just love what they’re doing!)

Matcha macadamia bliss balls

Matcha macadamia bliss balls

Have you jumped on the matcha bandwagon yet? Fancy trying these matcha macadamia bliss balls to get you started?

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11 Comments on Recipe: Matcha Macadamia Bliss Balls

  1. Elizabeth
    February 2, 2015 at 7:41 am (5 years ago)

    Matcha is one of those exotic ingredients I’ve never tried. I’m not sure whether I’ve even actually eaten it so I’ll have to do some investigation into it. I’ll have to try your other bliss balls in the meantime.
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 4, 2015 at 8:16 pm (5 years ago)

      Other than when I was in Japan it’s new to me as well, but I’m enjoying it!

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  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    February 2, 2015 at 9:45 am (5 years ago)

    I really need to use matcha more often! And any excuse to make bliss balls is a good one. Delicious!
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm (5 years ago)

      I’m with you on that, can’t beat a delicious bliss ball!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 4, 2015 at 8:18 pm (5 years ago)

      Ooh I bet it would make a fantastic face mask, I’ll have to give it a try!

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  3. merilyn
    February 3, 2015 at 7:54 pm (5 years ago)

    they look delicious thanks liz!
    I haven’t had matcha powder before!
    I have macca powder from south America helps with the hormones supposedly!
    cheers! m:(X

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 4, 2015 at 8:19 pm (5 years ago)

      You’ll have to give it a try Merilyn!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 6, 2015 at 10:14 pm (5 years ago)

      Matcha is a powder made out of green tea that gets ground very finely. Because you use the whole tea leaf (instead of steeping it and then discarding it like you would with regular green tea) it’s supposed to have even more health benefits than green tea.

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