Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Citrus Fig Bliss Balls

I got some bliss balls, balls, balls fooooor yoouuuuuu! Yeah! *cymbals crash* Now that's my kind of song!!! I was listening to the radio the other day, and a commercial (urgh) came on. It was about breakfast being important! I immediately tuned in, with me being ever so slightly obsessed with breakfast, I couldn't resist. My unsuspecting mind was expecting some type of notice about however many Americans that don't eat breakfast, and how it's the most important meal of the day, probably some sort of government funded ad. But no. It was nothing like that. I still have nightmares about it to this day . . . (not really but it was horrid)
It went like this:
Radio: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many people struggle to find time to fit a healthy and delicious meal into their busy mornings . . . (or something like that)
Me: Yes! *pumps fist in the air* You tell them radio guy! This is what I'm talking about! Gooooo breakfast! *gets cheerleader pom-poms out and does a front flip while simultaneously sitting in the front seat*
Radio: Stop by Burger King today and get our breakfast sandwich to help fuel your morning!
Me: *jaw drops* *purses lips* *silently changes the station*

Yeah, it was definitely not my idea of a breakfast commercial that promotes healthy food, but to each his own I guess. Now, off the topic of sneaky Burger King advertisements, and on to bliss balls! These are definitely a new direction for me, I usually lean towards the chocolate, peanut buttery and decadent, but these citrus fig bliss balls a cheerful, every so slightly tangy, and a refreshing change from my usual route. I'll definitely be experimenting with more fruity flavors, so keep an eyeball peeled if you enjoy these type of things!

 Citrus Fig Bliss Balls. Half are coated in coconut and half in a peanut butter chocolate ganache type thing. 

Citrus Fig Bliss Balls. Half coated in coconut, half in a peanut butter chocolate ganache. 

Citrus Fig Bliss Balls
-1/2 c + 2 tbsp rolled oats
-1/2 c dried figs (hard stems removed)
-1/4 c honey
-1/4 c filtered water
-juice of 1/2 a medium orange (a little less than 1/4 c)
-1 tsp orange zest

In a food processor, pulse the oats a couple of times until they have broken up a bit (not oat flour). Wash your orange, then zest it until you have 1 tsp. Cut your orange in half, and juice one half of it. Add the zest and juice into the food processor, as well as the figs, honey, and water. Process until everything has combined into a dough, then check the consistency. It should be sticky enough to roll into a ball fairly easily, not too wet and not to dry. If it is too wet, add some more oats, if it is too dry, add a couple more tablespoons of water or honey. Once the right consistency has been reached, roll all the dough into balls using about 1 tablespoon of dough for each. Roll/coat in whatever you'd like, then let sit in the fridge for about 10 minutes to firm up. Then enjoy!


  1. I love the radio thing. I have never tried figs. first time for everything.

    1. WHAT!!!! Well, I think we're going to have to change that soon huh? ^-^