Des 19

Festive Christmas Bliss Balls

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh dates pitted
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup nuts of your choice almond, walnuts and pecans all work well
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter, or regular butter slightly softened and cubed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut, cocoa, or sprinkles for rolling

Instructions:

  1. Soak dates and cranberries in a glass or small bowl of warm water for 15 minutes or until soft.
  2. When the fruits are nice and soft, drain and tip dates into the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Add the remaining ‘ball’ ingredients to the processor and process until combined (the ‘dough’ will become quite dense and sticky when properly combined).
  4. Remove mixture from food processor and roll into teaspoon sized balls.
  5. On separate plates, shake out your desired toppings.
  6. Roll each ball in your chosen topping before placing on a dinner plate/baking tray/large Tupperware container and popping in the fridge.

Source: The Healthy Mummy

Afrikaans