These little balls of Christmas fun are so quick and easy to make, not to mention totally delicious. They are perfect to serve at a Christmas party or at the end of Christmas lunch.
You can get the kids involved in making them too! Kids love getting stuck in with rolling the little balls so it’s a great activity to do together. You can try out different toppings if you want.
- 100 g Dates (Pitted and soaked in boiling water until soft)
- 75 g Ground Almonds
- 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp Tahini Paste
- 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 1 Orange (Zest)
- 0.5 Orange (Juiced)
- 30 g Oats (Use Gluten-free if desired)
- 50 g White Chocolate (Or cashew nuts softened in boiling water and blended into smooth paste)
- Dried Cranberries (Handful)
- Sunflower Seeds (Handful)
- Place the dates, ground almonds, coconut oil, tahini paste, cacao powder, orange juice, zest and oats into your food processor and blend. If it seems too sticky, add a few extra oats.
- With damp hands, shape the mixture into small balls and pop onto a tray in the fridge to cool, about 20 minutes should be plenty.
- Once the balls have cooled, melt the white chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Smooth a blob of melted chocolate on the top of each ball using a teaspoon. Then decorate with the dried cranberries and sunflower seeds to represent the Christmas pudding icing, holly and berries.
- These freeze really well so you can make a larger batch with or without the Christmas theme.
- For vegan and dairy-free energy balls, make a topping with 50g cashew nuts, softened in boiling water and blended into a smooth firm paste.