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Macadamia and Cranberry Bliss Balls

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Do you ever feel that your technology knows you just a little too well?

For example, the other day I got in the car to go and pick 3yo S up from Kinder and my phone told me it would take 12 minutes to get there. My phone knew where I was going even before I had got into my car and it even knew what time I would arrive (I’m thinking next time I’ll just send the phone to do pick up and I can stay at home!). I was totally confused. How did my phone know where I was going, and why did it think I drove like an old lady in a Volvo?

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Then there’s Netflix (my beloved Netflix!!). Netflix kindly suggests movies and TV shows for me to watch; only most of the time I’ve already seen them. As it turns out I have terrible taste in movies (mostly rom-coms starring Drew Barrymore or Kate Hudson) and there is a plethora to satisfy my disturbing hunger.

It’s also emails and websites. Because I was looking at (dreaming about!) expensive kitchen items on Amazon I now get regular emails suggestions of things I may like; and I usually do! Facebook do the same; although lately I feel though Facebook has turned into that popular girl you went to high school with who told you who you could sit with and who you could talk to.

The problem occurs when you make an accidental technological ‘imprint’ and the system thinks that’s what you want. Like the time my Dad used my Netflix log in to watch ‘Sherlock’ and for the next month all my suggestions were crappy BBC period dramas. Or when you are looking at kids toys on eBay and for the next week you receive daily emails about the latest skateboard and Barbie dolls. Bring back Drew and that pastry whisk (not together though; that would be weird).

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If my technology was able to ‘tell me’ what the most used items in in my pantry were it would have a long list of baking ingredients; with Cocoa and Coconut up the very top. That’s why I love these Macadamia and Cranberry Bliss Balls. These Macadamia and Cranberry Bliss Balls come from Ness at Becomingness. Ness is a nutritionist, wellness coach, healthy foodie, mumma to two energetic toddlers and the creator of Becomingness. Becomingness is a health and wellness website which aims to help women achieve their health and wellness goals. Ness, just like me, has a soft spot for desserts and has written an eBook ‘Becoming Sweet’ which features loads of healthier dessert and treats to help feed the family whilst still looking after their health. I chose to share these Macadamia and Cranberry Bliss Balls from ‘Becoming Sweet’ with you as they are so simple to make; and in the middle of this Christmas madness sometimes you just need a simple pick me up. ‘Becoming Sweet’ is available from Becomingness for $14.95.

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Macadamia & Cranberry Bliss Balls

These healthy snacks are from Ness at
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Vanessa from Becomingness



  • 1 Cup raw Macadamias
  • 1 Cup dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup pitted Dates
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded or desicatted Coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa or cacao
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil melted
  • 1/4 Cup desicatted Coconut for coating



  • Add all the ingredients (except the 1/4 Cup of desicatted Coconut) to a blender and blend until it forms a sticky mixture.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls and coat them in the desicatted coconut.
  • Place on a lined baking tray and freeze or refridgerate until firm.
  • Store in the refridgerator.

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