Christmas snow balls
Christmas foods are the best foods but unfortunately, at this time of the year our virtuous and wholesome eating habits can go out the window. The festive season is meant for celebration, indulgence and relaxation but ensuring we nourish our body properly should also come in at three or four on our priority list (behind having fun, living a little and having a heaped dose of me-time).
Thankfully, Christmas treats don’t have to be naughty and these nutrient-dense, refined sugar free snow balls prove it! Swap your post dinner chocolate for one of these delicious treats or make a batch, wrap them in cellophane and tie them with a ribbon for a Christmas gift for a party host (good enough to eat).
How to make them:
Making these snow balls couldn’t be easier! You’ll have them ready in just three steps.
- Place all of the ingredients apart from the coconut into a food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Roll the mixture into 8-12 balls (depending on how big you want them).
- Cover each ball in coconut and put them on a plate to chill in the fridge overnight.
The nuts in this recipe are interchangeable. We suggest using the nuts you have on hand, the ones you toss into your Christmas cake or pudding would be ideal. The almonds can be swapped for cashews, peanuts or walnuts and the macadamias can be swapped for another oily nut like hazelnuts or pecans if you prefer.
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1 cup macadamias
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/3 cup dried apple
- 1/3 cup cacao nibs
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Generous pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup shredded or dessicated coconut