With Christmas being such a busy time of year and a time for eating lots of food and drinking a little too much…
I decided to give some Christmas inspired bliss balls a go this year so that I had something healthy to snack on at Christmas lunch and there after.
Ive jazzed up the recipe a bit by using coconut coloured by some green food dye but you don’t have to do the same if you wish to keep these a little ‘cleaner’!
These are perfect for giving away as little Chrissy gifts for people too…
So here it is, my recipe for Choc Mint Christmas Bliss balls:
250g Dates Pitted (and checked)
1 cup shredded coconut (1/2 for rolling)
1 1/2 – 2 tsp of peppermint extract
1/2 cup of Raw Almonds
1/2 cup of Walnuts
2 tbs of Buckwheat
1 tbs of Rice Malt Syrup
1 tbs Boiling Water
2 1/2 tbs of Raw Cacao Powder
1/2 Block of Vegan Dark Melting Chocolate
18 Dried Cranberries
Green Food Dye
- Place 1/2 cup of coconut in a bowl and add green food dye until you are satisfied that it is green enough.
- Check the dates for pits.
- Place the dates, rice malt syrup, water, cacao, peppermint extract and coconut in a food processor and mix until combined.
- Add the almonds, walnuts and buckwheat and process until well combined.
- Once the mix forms a big sticky ball in the food processor it is done.
- Roll the mix out into 30g balls and roll in green coconut mixture.
- You may choose to use gloves as your hands might get a little green.
- Use slightly damp hands to get a better shaped bliss balls.
- Melt chocolate in a glass or metal bowl over some boiling hot water on the stove. Ensure that the boiling water cannot touch the bottom of the bowl or else it will burn.
- Once you have melted the chocolate, drizzle it over the bliss balls.
- Using two cranberries place them on the ball together to create a V shape, then sprinkle a little extra coconut in the middle.
Refrigerate until cold and solid.
Makes 18 balls.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I did, and I hope that you all had a very wonderful Christmas with your families ❤
Love Steph x