Put down the profiteroles, miss out the mince pies and give chocolate brownie balls a go in their place. Made using raw cacao and dates, they contain no added sugar and have minerals like iron and magnesium in them rather than the processed sugar, which will help to support your immune system over the stressful Christmas period. To make them extra festive and gain some extra brownie points from your guests, drizzle with natural yoghurt or icing sugar and finish with some fake holly leaves to make them resemble mini Christmas puddings.

Ingredients

  • 300g  chopped  dates
  • 150g  ground almonds
  • 4 tbsp of  raw cacao
  • 2 dessertspoons  of  hazelnut  butter
  • 4 tbsp of  orange juice

Method

  1. Gradually add all ingredients to a processor and it will eventually form a soft dough.
  2. Then get golf size pieces and roll into balls.
  3. Drizzle with natural yoghurt and decorate with holly to make them look like miniature Christmas puds!

Makes 15

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