The mango bliss balls are a great healthy option for on-the-go. Packed with lots of fiber, protein and natural sugars for an energy boost. The easy to make recipe will set you back a total of 30 minutes and uses ingredients that you may already have in the pantry. Add the mango bliss balls to your littles ones lunch box or serve in a smoothie bowl.
Allergen statement: The mango bliss balls are a gluten-free and vegan friendly snack. They are not suitable for anyone with a nut allergy.
Making the mango bliss balls
- Preheat oven to 176 C, arrange nuts on a baking sheet. Toast for 8-12 minutes or until light golden brown and fragrant. Set aside.
- Add the Totaly Fruity dried mango to a mixing bowl and fill with warm water. This will allow to soften the mango. Soak for 5-7 minutes or until soft. Drain the mango and lay on a paper towel, pat off excess moisture. Set aside.
- Add nuts to a food processor until fine. Set aside.
- Add pitted dates and soaked, dried mango to the food processor and mix until a rough paste/sticky dough forms.
- Add nut meal back in, along with hemp seeds, shredded coconut and sea salt. Mix until it forms a moldable dough. Add more coconut or hemp seed if it feels too sticky or wet. Add more dates if it’s too dry.
- Scoop into balls and roll in the palms of your hand.
- Roll the balls in more shredded coconut.
- This recipe stays well in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Common Mang Bliss Ball Questions
Are mango bliss balls good for you?
When it comes down to the health benefits of mango bliss balls it really depends on the recipe. In this case, there is a large focus on local fruits such as pitted dates and dried mango which can be incredibly healthy. In moderation of course.
As far as quick and simple snacks go that you can grab on the run or even include on a plate for morning tea mango bliss balls are certainly on the healthier end of the spectrum.
What can I substitute for dates?
Now I understand that dates might not be everyone's cup of tea. They definitely have a unique flavour and texture. No need to worry we've got you covered. When making mango bliss balls dates are primarily used as a binding agent.
In simple terms, it makes them sticky so they hold together. Typical alternative binding agents are honey and peanut butter.
How long can I store my mango bliss balls for?
Your mango bliss balls will be safe and sound in an air-tight container for up to two days. They are fantastic to have on hand when you are looking for a quick snack to accompany a golden chai tea.
If you are looking for a much longer-term storage option you can always freeze mango bliss balls for up to 3 months. Once removed from the freezer they will defrost quickly and retain quite a bit of moisture.
That wraps it up
That about wraps up our delicious mango bliss ball recipe. Here at the Food Lovers Marketplace, we are always happy to share readers' creations so feel free to send through any photos or videos of yourself whipping up our recipe. If you are hungry for more great recipes we have included a few links below to a few of our favourites to keep your mouth watering.