Do you remember those strawberry shortcake ice creams you used to get from the ice cream man? Well if you loved them as much as I did when I was a kid, you all are going to fall in love with these strawberry shortcake no bake bliss balls. I like meal prepping a batch on Sunday’s to have a grab and go snack option ready.
Ingredients you will need:
- Soaked cashews
- Raw melted coconut butter
- Coconut flour or almond flour
- Coconut oil (not melted)
- Medjool dates
- Vanilla extract
- Freeze dried strawberries
How to make:
Add everything to a food processor, except the freeze dried strawberries and process for about 20-30 seconds. If the batter is too dry add in 1 Tbsp at a time of water until you reach desired consistency. And if the batter is too wet, add 1 Tbsp at a time of flour until you reach desired consistency. The consistency should be sticky, and easily able to roll into balls.
Once the desired consistency is reached, add in freeze dried strawberries, and pulse a couple times. And with a Tbsp ice cream scoop, scoop out batter, and form into 20 bite size balls.
How to store:
I personally like storing my bliss balls in the freezer. Especially these strawberry shortcake ones. Because straight out the freezer taste so much like the ice cream bars. But they can also be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
What to do with the extra freeze dried strawberries:
If you have some additional freeze dried strawberries leftover over, grind them up, and roll some your strawberry shortcake blissballs in it.
Frequently asked questions:
Why do I soak the cashews and dates?
By soaking the nuts, it helps break down phytic acid so it can be absorbed better. It helps digest them better by breaking down that phytic acid. By soaking the dates it is less work my food processor has to do since they are nice and soft. But if your dates are nice and soft, no need to soak.
Is it necessary to soak them?
It isn’t necessary but it is my personal preference to do so.
How long should I soak them for?
I will typically soak mine overnight. However, if it is a last minute prep I will soak for at least an hour with warm water. Also be sure to rinse once done soaking so you can remove the phytic acid you broke down while letting them soak.
Be sure to check out these other bliss ball recipes:
No Bake Strawberry Short Cake Bliss Balls:
- 1 cups raw cashews soaked and rinsed soaked for at least 4 hours
- 1/4 cup raw coconut butter I melted mine
- 1/4 + 2 Tbsp cup coconut flour or almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut oil I did not melt
- 4-5 medjool dates
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup freeze dried strawberries
If batter is too dry:
- 1-2 Tbsp water only add if batter is too dry and crumbly
If batter is too wet:
- 1-2 Tbsp extra coconut or almond flour
- Soak cashews in water for at least 4 hours
- Drain cashews
- Add all ingredients except freeze dried strawberries to food processor and process for about 20-30 seconds
- Test the batter, it should be able to roll easily into balls
- If too dry and crumbly add 1 Tbsp at a time of water and process 5-10 seconds and test batter if still dry repeat until you reach desired consistency
- If too wet add 1 Tbsp at a time of coconut or almond flour until you get desired consistency
- Add in freeze dried strawberries and PULSE a couple times. I like to keep strawberries chunky
- With a Tbsp ice cream scoop, scoop out batter, and roll into 20 bite size balls
- Store in refrigerator or freezer (I prefer freezer)