Let me begin by saying: please ignore the caramal looking paste in these photos. It has nothing to do with the recipe for these healthy gingerbread bliss balls except for the fact that I had a little bit of caramel stuff leftover and I decided to add it to the photo because bliss balls are so incredibly hard to style and it just worked!
And now a little more about the recipe: Gingerbread flavoured everything is such a theme at Christmas time so I had to get on bored. I’m not all that confident making vegan gingerbread cookies (although I need to get there quick so I can have something fun to decorate with the kids at Christmas time) so I thought these would be a great alternative. It is a very easy recipe. I tried it out for the base of a raw cake I made and it was so delicious (more so than the actual cake) that I wanted to turn it into the main event. The baby was helping make these and he couldn’t stop eating it (neither could I ) so I loved making these into little after meal time treats for him. They have really simple ingredients and come together in a few minutes. Thankfully they are very clean to work with as well! I hate making bliss balls that are messy! To me they actually taste a little like a cookie and it was really fun making them with my 18 month old ! In fact im going to recommend making these with your little ones if they are too young to appreciate decorating cookies with icing (my little man doesn’t even show interest in colouring or doing anything with a pencil so I can’t imagine him liking the idea of icing a cookie) . He absolutely loves helping out in the kitchen as more toddlers do and although it’s definately a lot messier it’s also a lot more fun provided I give him things to do that he can actually master and enjoy at his age . (This is making me want to come up with a whole set of toddler friendly Christmas recipe ideas ?? But with such little time before Christmas I doubt I’ll be able to get it anything like that done in time !) I also think these would make a lovely little edible Christmas gift for someone as they hold well without melting all falling apart.
These raw gingerbread bliss balls are only lightly spiced (the way we like them) but if you like a little more depth of flavour you can add some more spice and add other spices like nutmeg and cloves as well. The recipe is dairy free, refined sugar free, and gluten free. Enjoy !
|Raw Vegan Gingerbread Bliss Balls
- ½ cup pitted dates
- ¾ cup pecans
- ¼ tsp ginger powder
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- pinch salt
- desiccated coconut for rolling
- Simply blitz all ingredients together except coconut in food processor until sticky.
- Form into ball shapes with your hands and roll in coconut. I used about 2 tsp amount for each ball.
- Set in the fridge and enjoy.