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Chrissy Bliss Balls

Create these cute Christmas bliss balls without turning on the oven, they’re also a fabulous, healthy sweet treat.


Ready in: 20 minutes


Makes: 12 - 20 depending on your ball size


Ingredients


  • 1/2 cup pitted fresh dates

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup nuts of your choice (almonds, walnuts and pecans all taste great)

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut or cocoa for topping

Method


Step 1. Soak dates and cranberries in a glass or small bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes or until soft.


Step 2. Drain and tip dates into the bowl of a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients to the processor and process until combined (the ‘dough’ should be quite dense and sticky when combined)


Step 3. Remove mixture from food processor and roll into tsp-sized balls


Step 4. On separate plates, spread out your desired toppings. Roll each ball in your chosen topping before placing it in a storage container and popping it in the fridge



Loaded Chocolate Bark

This festive Christmas Bark is easy to make and delicious! Try it with your favourite chocolate topped with dried fruits and nuts of your choice for a grown-up twist. Ready in: 15 minutes Serves: 12


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped dried cranberries

  • 1/4 cup pepitas

  • 1/4 cup almond flakes

  • 300-350g dark chocolate (I used @Lindt no added sugar dark chocolate)

Method


Step 1. Line a tray with baking paper


Step 2. Microwave chocolate for 60 seconds at a time, stirring in between until smooth


Step 3. Once melted stir in all but 1 tbsp each of each dry ingredient


Step 4. Spread the mixture out in an even layer on your prepared baking sheet, and then sprinkle the remaining fruit and nuts on top


Step 5. Refrigerate until firm then cut to the desired size

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