If like me, you’re not a lover of Christmas pudding, this one is a delicious alternative. It has the chewy consistency of a energy bite but has a more hearty flavour from the spices and zest of orange and lemon giving this bites the perfect zing. They are also super easy to make as you mix all together in the food processor. The cute white frosting is optional but I do think it gives them an extra je ne sais quoi.
- 1 cup dates (145g – around 8-9 dates)
- 1 cup almonds (135g)
- 1/2 cup Walnuts (60g)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (65g)
- Zest of 2 oranges
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
- Pomegranate or cranberries for decorating
- 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked for at least 3 hours or overnight
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- 2 TBSP oat milk
- 1 TBSP lemon juice
- a splash of vanilla extract
- For the pudding add first just the nuts (almonds and walnuts) and process them for a few seconds so they turn into smaller pieces. Add all the other pudding ingredients and blend for a few minutes until the mixture becomes sticky.
- Roll even sized balls, I used my tablespoon measure and put them in the fridge to set.
- For the frosting add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend till super smooth. Poor over the balls and decorate with pomegranates or dried cranberries.
- Store in the fridge or freezer in a airtight container.