Luxembourgish bliss balls.

Totday is National Day here in Luxemburg, and I wanted to make som red-white-blue snacks. Kinda patriotic for a foreigner, right? But hey, since we live here, we “go with the flow”. I made some healthy bliss balls, the no bake, no fuss, no prep snack that anyone can make. If you love the idea of a fast, tasty snack that’s sure to give you an energy boost, you’re going to love these cute little balls.

National Day here in Luxembourg was originally meant to celebrate the Grand-Dukes birthday, which started once with the birthday of Grand Duchess Charlotte, which is on January 23rd. As the date of her birthday was in winter, the celebrations were postponed to a later date, on June 23rd. The date remained unchanged even after her reign. A good decision, since a  huge celebration is so much more fun when the weather is great, isn’t it?

Ingredients:

  • 75g dried apricots
  • 75g medjool dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla exctract
  • approx 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp. blue spirulina powder
  • 1 tsp. pink pitaya powder

Method:

  • Coarsely chop the dates and the apricots, place them in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 15 mins to soak. Drain well.
  • Blend the almonds to a flour like consistency.
  • Add the dates, apricots and the vanilla extract and blend to a dough.
  • Divide the coconut flakes into 3 parts and add blue matcha powder to one part and the pink pitaya powder to an other part.
  • Roll 2 teaspoonfuls of the mixture into a ball , coat in coconut and place on the lined tray.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour to set.

Luxembourgish bliss balls