Tropical Bliss Ball’s for y’all to enjoy

The witching hour by definition is a time, deep into the evening, at which creatures such as witches, demons, ghosts, and gremlins are thought to appear and to be at their most powerful. Black magic is thought to be most effective at this time. 

We have a witching hour round ours. Usually about 7pm. Consequently, in my opinion, by definition this witching hour business should contain the word “children”. Said word would slot aptly & nicely into place right between demons & ghosts. Furthermore I feel parenting powers are inversely proportional to black magic at this time. Or in English….. at 7pm in our house, my children turn into monsters and my parenting skills are about as effective as a chocolate teapot.

What gets me though it all really is the thought of something sweet to nibble on after the madness has subsided and a cuppa’ tea to wash it down. The small things really are the big things. 

However I don’t want to be chowing down on copious amounts of rubbish mid-week – let’s at least try to keep a reign on things until the weekend, eh? That is why I came up with these Coconutty Lemony Bliss Balls last week. And boy, were they a success!! Too much really as the kids ate them all…..I’ll just have to make more the next time!! 3rd born had to be literally pried off the jar!!

With no refined sugar and completely non-processed

Here’s how:


1 Cup of dates

Juice of 1 lemon

2 Cups Cashew Nuts

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

1 Cup desiccated Coconut

Pinch Sea Salt


Place the cup of dates into a pan with 1 inch of water and the juice off the lemon. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed by the dates.

Place the dates and the rest of the ingredients into your food processor and blitz for about a minute. A dough like mixture will form.

Roll the dough into balls – use 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of the dough mixture per ball. Place ball in fridge and store in sealed tub.

Enjoy with or without tea!

Your’s, happy with this success story,

Cli xx





  1. Mairead
    May 21, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Can’t wait to try these.
    When you say cut in your recipes like this one and your granola bars what is that in grams or oz
    Mairead ?

    • May 23, 2017 / 8:27 am

      Hi Mairead, oh hope you like them. A cup is a measure – I pick them up in TK maxx, Dunnes, Tesco etc. So you just fill it with the ingredient and use that – rather than g’s or oz measures. x

  2. Patricia
    June 5, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Hi Cliona,
    Absolutely love them! Can you freeze them?

    • June 7, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Yes they freeze well – just take them out the night before an pop into the fridge. x

  3. jean
    October 9, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Hi Cliona,

    Love all your posts and instagram snaps so thank you! Quick question how many of these would you consider to be a snack? 1 or 2? Thanks, Jean.

    • December 6, 2017 / 12:34 pm

      Hi Jean

      sorry I missed this!! I would have one generally and maybe a piece of fruit too. But then I’d have another at night with tea x

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