These Christmas Bliss Balls make a beautiful edible Christmas gift for teachers, family members or friends
WARNING: Date and Nut Mini Christmas Puddings are highly addictive. Try not to eat all the mixture before actually making the puddings!
What Ingredients You Need
- Dates: Medjool dates are lovely and soft and break up well for mixing. If you are using dates that are drier then you may wish to soak them in hot water before adding them to the food processor.
- Nuts: I used a mixed nut selection of walnuts, cashew, macadamia, pistachio and almond. You can use whatever nuts you have to hand.
- Peanut Butter: I used natural peanut butter.
- Spices: Cinnamon, ginger and clove give a lovely festive taste to the bliss balls. You can alter amounts depending on taste.
- Orange Zest: Gives a festive flavour to the balls.
- White Chocolate: Is used to decorate the ball, to represent the custard on a Christmas Pudding
- Cranberries: Are used to decorate the balls, to represent the holly berries on a Christmas Pudding
How To Make Christmas Bliss Balls
- Blend: Place the dates, nuts, orange zest and spices into a food processor and blend until the mixture is broken down into a sticky crumb.
- Roll: Using your hands, roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls (makes approx 10 balls)
- Melt: Melt white chocolate using either the microwave method or double boiler method.
- Decorate: Once the chocolate is melted, add a little to the top of each ball and allow it to drizzle down the edge of the balls. Tear dried cranberries into three pieces and roll into balls. Place on top of each ball.
- Refrigerate: Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week
- Freeze: Place in an airtight container and freeze for 2-3 months. They taste amazing straight from the freezer!
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Mini Christmas Puddings
- Food Processor
- 4 / 100g Medjool Dates, pitted
- 1 cup / 125g Mixed Nuts
- 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 tbsp Orange Zest
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1.7 / 50g White Chocolate
- 10 Dried Cranberries
- Place the dates, nuts, orange zest and spices into a food processor and blend until the mixture is broken down into a sticky crumb
- Using your hands, roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls. I made 10 balls from the mixture. Place in the refrigerator.
- Melt the chocolate using either the microwave method or double boiler method (see notes)
- Add a little chocolate to the top of each ball and allow it to drizzle down the edge of the balls.
- Tear each cranberry into three pieces and roll into balls. Place on top of each ball.