Festive Bites

Friday, 14 December 2018 3:29:36 pm Pacific/Auckland

One of our favourite foodies Christina Leon shares how these take no time to whip up. Packed full of whole food ingredients and Christmas flavours, they make a perfect sweet treat when friends and family pop around. Or box them up and give as an edible gift to your loved one. 

Christmas Bliss Balls


1 cup rolled oats
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup brazil nuts
1 cup almonds 
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 
1/2 cup freeze dried plum 
100g of dark chocolate for topping


Add all ingredients into a food processor except chocolate chips and freeze-dried plums.

Process until the mixtures comes together.

Add in the freeze dried plums and chocolate chips and pulse a few times to combine.

Take a small handful of the mixture and roll into balls. Place in the fridge while you melt the chocolate. 

To make the chocolate topping, place a heat-proof bowl over a pot of boiling water (or use a double boiler). Place the chocolate into the bowl and melt slowly. 

Remove the bliss balls from the fridge and drizzle the melted chocolate over the balls. Sprinkle with some freeze dried plums.

Place back in the fridge to set.


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