Christmas pudding bites

Everyone loves a treat at Christmas time and I am no exception!

I have turned a traditional Christmas pudding into a bite size piece of heaven. They would make a perfect replacement to your box of chocolates, or as a lite bite after your Christmas dinner. I’m sure they would be gratefully received as an edible gift for someone too.

They honestly taste like the genuine thing without all the sugar (accept for the natural stuff).

To make my Christmas pudding bites you will need:

  • 200g stoned dates
  • 70g cashews
  • 30g raisins
  • 10g goji berries
  • 1/2tsp Mixed spice
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 orange
  • Ground almonds (for rolling)

Add the dates, cashews, raisins and goji berries to a food processor and mix until a smooth paste is formed.

Add the mixed spice and the zest and juice of the orange and mix until combined.

Now you need to call in your troops (elves will do) to do the messy part!!!!

Dip little helpers fingers into some warm water. Take a heaped teaspoon of the mix and roll into a ball as demonstrated by my very own Elf.

Now get your second helper to roll the balls in some ground almonds to coat them.

Continue until all the mix is gone and enjoy!

Store in a air tight container for up to 2 weeks

Makes about 16 balls if they are not eaten by those pesky Elves whilst making them!

They get the thumbs up from my number 1 taste tester and biggest critic too so they must be good!

Enjoy this guilt free treat this Christmas. Please share any pictures if you give them a go yourself. I’d love to know what you all think of them.

Don’t forget to #veryhealthycaterpillar so that I can see them! Happy making.

Jaimee x

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