Looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate this Christmas? These gorgeous little festive balls are simple to make and can be kept in the freezer.
The raw cacao and cacao nibs in this recipe are essential to create an alcohol infused taste. The recipe is alcohol free but the process of roasting raw cacao gives it a definite boozy flavour. The combination of spices makes these delicious little treats taste just like christmas.
200g chopped dried dates
1 tsp cacao nibs
1 tbsp cacao powder
Half tsp cloves
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of ginger
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cardamon
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp maple syrup
Add everything to a high powdered blender and blitz. Add a drop or two of water if you’re struggling to combine everything well
Spoon out into a bowl and use your hands to roll chunks of mixture into little festive balls
Place onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and put in the fridge to set
Place in the freezer a couple of hours before serving to thaw a little