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Bliss Balls

Bliss is definitely the way to describe these little balls of deliciousness!!!  They are healthy, chocolatey and I promise you wont be able to stop at one.  They taste like chocolate, but are a healthy treat – how good is that???

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270g dried pitted dates

75g walnuts

40g almonds

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

chia seeds and desiccated coconut for dusting


Place dates, nuts, cocoa and vanilla bean paste into thermomix bowl and mix for 30 seconds on speed 6

Take small teaspoon amounts of mixture and roll into balls

Place chia seeds and desiccated coconut into separate bags and place half of the balls into each bag and shake to coat

Store in the fridge, or can be stored in the freezer too (if they last that long…)

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Serves: Approximately 24 balls – depending on size

Approximate calories per serve: 166 (2 balls per serve)




This dukkah recipe is found in the Everyday Cooking Book.  It makes heaps so you can store it in the fridge and it is always ready to go when you have friends drop in.  I just warm up some Turkish bread in the oven and serve this dukkah with a bowl with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.  It really is delicious, and as usual, the thermomix makes it in no time at all.


150g sesame seeds

100g hazelnuts or almonds

30g cumin seeds

50g coriander seeds

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black peppercorns

1 teaspoon dried mint (optional)


Place sesame seeds, nuts, cumin and coriander seeds into thermomix bowl and dry roast for 8 minutes at 100°C on speed 1

Remove lid and allow to cool

Once cool, add salt, peppercorns and dried mint and set dial to closed lid position and pulse with turbo button until a coarse powder is formed (one to three times)

Store in an airtight container in the fridge, it will last for ages!

Serves: Lots

Approximate calories per serve: 1800 (for whole recipe)

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