Christmas sweet treats needn’t be packed with refined sugar. You can get crafty in the kitchen and whip up a batch of these super tasty oat and nut snowballs in no time at all.
Oat and Nut Snowballs
Christmas treats are always thought to be super calorific and packed with refined sugar. Not so these super sweet oat and nut snowballs.
They have Medjool dates and just a little bit of honey in there to sweeten them and no white sugar at all.
Ingredients for oat and nut snowballs
It’s all in the spices when it comes to the taste of these lovely little bites.
I’ve used ground ginger and ground cinnamon for a traditional Christmas taste. Those two spices just sing when they come together!
Porridge oats, crushed mixed nuts, Medjool dates, runny honey, ground cinnamon and ground ginger.
Then there is desiccated coconut to roll the snowballs in.
How to make these oat and nut snowballs
This really is simplicity itself, the only cooking involved is just toasting the nuts and that’s really just a bit of kitchen crafting.
Once that is done you could get the kids to do to make these as gifts for family or friends.
Just put everything (apart from the coconut) in your food processor and whizz it to a paste.
Pull off small balls about the size of a marble and roll these in the desiccated coconut.
Chill in the fridge for half an hour.
When making these little truffles wet your hands for rolling them. This stops the little snowballs from getting stuck to your hands.
How much will this recipe make?
This recipe will make about 20 snowballs.
How long will these keep?
They will keep in a sealed container for up to a week.
So there you are, another great foodie gift idea, this one is from my Naughty & Nice Edible Gifts For Christmas eBook which has over 50 super easy recipes in there for making Christmas giving a breeze.
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Refined Sugar Free Oat And Nut Snowballs
- 2 tbsp mixed nuts crushed
- 2 tbsp porridge oats
- 2 medjool dates chopped
- 1 tbsp runny honey
- pinch ground cinnamon
- pinch ground ginger
- 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
- toast the nuts in a dry pan till golden and aromatic, 1 minute
- Whazz all ingredients (apart from the coconut) in food processor to form a paste
- Pull off pieces to make marble sized balls and roll in damp hands
- Roll in desiccated coconut and chill half an hour in fridge
- This makes about 2 snowballs that will keep for a week