My. New. Favorite. Treat. EVER!
These little spiced balls are so crazy delicious and I am slightly obsessed with them - if you couldn't tell already. They are perfect for the holidays, yes, but I have a feeling I'll be making these all year round.
Essentially, these are very similar to the classic Bliss Ball, but spiced with inspiration from the greatest time of year! They are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, soy free, egg free, Vegan and Paleo. It's really a treat that works for almost everyone - whether health minded or not! As well, they are really easy to make and don't demand a lot of time or effort. Which is something so very necessary this time of year during all the holiday craziness. While it can all be a little crazy, it's also wonderful in its own special way!
Just like with the Healthy Pebernødder, I wanted to post a new healthy treat each Advent this December. Simply because it can be a really hard time of year if you're trying to eat health or simply stay away from gluten and sugar. Which is why I dedicated my Advents up till Christmas to creating delicious healthy treats that you can make and enjoy during this holiday season! Still find balance in your life and don't deprive yourself of Christmas cooking baking with family or friends but stop yourself from over-eating them all and balance out your days with these healthy alternatives! :)
Well I could write about Christmas all day, but below is the recipe for these little spiced Ginger Cinnamon Christmas Balls! Give them a try and let me know what you think! I love seeing you make the different goodies! :) Keep them in the fridge, this way they get the best consistency and taste best. They will stay good for about a week (if they even last that long...).
1. In food processor, pulse the goji berries until they are slightly chopped - once done, take out and place on the side
2. In food processer, blend the almonds until they are finely chopped
3. Add the spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamon and salt) and the chopped goji berries
4. Pulse a couple of times to mix it all together
5. Add the dates and let the food processor blend it all together for a 2-3 minutes
* if the ingredients aren't mixing well, you can add a tiny bit of almond milk to help it along - be careful to not add to much and make the mixture liquidy
6. Take out the mix and form into ball - place in fridge for about 10 minutes (makes the balls easier to roll.
7. After the 10 minutes, roll the dough into little balls and place in an air-tight container.
- 1 cup almonds
- 14 dates
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- handful goji berries
- pinch of salt
- dash of almond milk if necessary