Raw hot cross bun bliss balls



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4 - 6 People
Serves 4
Difficulty  0


  • 1/ 2 cup brown dates soaked in water until soft 
  • 1/3 cup soft raisins 
  • 1/3 cup smooth nut butter of choice (I used cashew)
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts 
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats 
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats 
  • pinch of salt to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/3 tsp ginger powder 
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/4 ground cardamon (optional) 

Cross Topping 

  • 1/3 cup cashew butter (sub with almond or peanut butter)
  • 50 g vegan white hot chocolate or 1/4 cup coconut oil and some honey to sweeten until you have a super smooth paste. 


  1. Here you will need a blender with a high velocity to blend everything well, or you can blend the wet separately from the dry for a smoother consistency. 
  2. Add the walnuts, buckwheat, and oats to a blender and blend until crumb-like texture, I like the buckwheat slightly whole. 
  3. Then drain the dates, add to a blender along with the raisins and nut butter, and blend again, add a bit of water if necessary to create a soft caramel-like texture. 
  4. Then in a large bowl, fold the caramel into the dry mixture and then fold in the spices, here you can add some more chopped walnuts if you like. 
  5. Add 1-2 tbsp of the batter to the palm of your hands and roll into balls, press slightly flat, and then freeze. 
  6. Mix the topping for the hot cross buns, scoop into a ziplock bag, and snip off the tip. make a cross on to each bliss ball and keep it in the fridge to enjoy as you like!