One Word: Espresso (In Bite Form)

Espresso is coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. There are many coffee snobs, gurus, experts in the coffee bean, which I am not. I drink espresso first thing in the morning and savour it. I look forward to getting up to my espresso, it truly excites me.

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I think coffee is a personal and acquired taste. Some like it bitter, strong, fine grind, and then there is the machine, pressure, timing, temperature of the water and proper grinding of the beans. I could go on, but, like I said, I’m certainly not an expert.  I just like to drink it. I have also been known to use it in skin care🙂

This recipe started out as an experiment and ended really well. I wanted to incorporate espresso in to these bliss balls for flavour. Espresso grind is very fine, so  hot water can be forced through the beans under pressure. For this reason,  adding finely ground coffee beans to raw treats like this works. It’s all about the grind, so if you are grinding your beans yourself, go as fine as possible.

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Recipe for Espresso Bliss Balls:

In a food processor, add:

  • 1 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup espresso grind coffee
  • 2 Tblsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tblsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tblsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tblsp pure maple syrup
  • 1.5-2 Tblsp tahini butter or nut butter of choice

Chop finely and transfer in to a large bowl. Roll in to bite-size balls and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until they are cool and set up. Keep cool until ready to eat.

Makes aprox 24 balls

Serve with brunch or as an after-dinner treat.

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