Main image Coconut and Guava Bliss Balls

Recipe: Coconut and Guava Bliss Balls

3 minutes to read
Shalvi Mohindra

Shalvi Mohindra

Pastry Chef and Chocolatier

Difficulty: Easy

Ready In: 40 Minutes

Serves: Approx 15 bliss balls

These bliss balls are all flavour, with very little sugar. They are perfect for a snack after which you will not feel guilty.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut, preferably toasted
  • ⅓ cup ground almond
  • ½ cup roasted and chopped cashews
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  • ½ cup chopped canned guava (drained)
  • ½ tsp lemon zest, optional
Ingredients
Ingredients.

Instructions

1. Add all ingredients

Combine all the ingredients in a stand mixer, and use the paddle attachment to mix. If you do not have a stand mixer, you can mix all the ingredients in a bowl and use your hands to combine.

Add coconut and almonds
Add guava and coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients.
Add lemon zest
2. Mold it

Once everything is combined, take a tablespoon sized amount of mixture and roll into balls between your hands.

3. Let it rest

Set aside, and once finished, chill before serving (30 minutes minimum).

4.  Place in the fridge

Keep stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Final image Coconut and Guava Bliss Balls
Ready to serve!

Pro Tips

  • These bliss balls get very little sweetness from guava, so feel free to replace coconut oil with honey or maple syrup to make them sweeter.
  • Replace guava with your favorite fruit.
  • If the mixture seems to dry add more coconut oil. If the mixture is too wet, add more ground almonds.

Shalvi has studied Diplome de Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu, New Zealand and now specialises as a chocolatier. She had previously worked as a Chef de Partie for airline catering, creating desserts for first class and business class passengers, and is now working with Bohemein Chocolate, where all the products are freshly made using no preservatives or artificial flavours.

When it comes to current and new recipes, Shalvi is always looking for healthier options, because desserts can still be indulgent and delicious without negatively impacting our health.

This is why Shalvi’s passion is to find and use only the best natural ingredients; an approach and philosophy she also incorporates in her everyday cooking by using fresh, whole foods and avoiding processed foods.

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