These deliciously zesty, moist, bliss balls are not just good-for-you, they're also easy and quick to make especially if you get the kids to help you roll them into balls. Add them to the school lunch box - or pack in boxes between layers of paper and give away as edible Christmas gifts.
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- Prep Time : 20 minutes
- Cook Time : 20 minutes
- Yield : 30
Cover the chopped dates with boiling water and leave to stand 20 -30 minutes or until softened. Strain dates, reserving 90ml of the soaking water.
Place oats in a food processor or Thermomix and process into oat flour. Add soaked dates, reserved soaking water and remaining ingredients. Process until mixture comes together.
Scrape mixture into a bowl and refrigerate, covered, for an hour. Roll into balls about the size of a walnut then roll each ball in coconut.
Store in refrigerator in layers separated by baking paper.