Mini Christmas pudding Energy Balls

 

recipe pictures

 

These no bake Christmas puddings are quick and easy to make. and taste delicious too.

Helen’s nutrition tip:

Almonds are a great source of healthy unsaturated fats, packed with vitamins and minerals especially Vitamin E, magnesium and manganese. The skin of almonds are loaded with anti-oxidants so use  whole almonds for this recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup of dates
1 cup of whole almonds
½ cup pecans
½ cup sultanas
¼ cup dried cranberries
1 tbsp orange zest
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1tsp nutmeg

Cashew frosting:
½ cup cashew nuts soaked overnight
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons of either milk or almond milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Topping : red currants

Method:

1. Soak the cashew nuts in water for at least 4 hours or overnight.
2. Start by making the Christmas pudding energy balls by adding all the ingredients to a food processor and blend for about 5 minutes until all the ingredients stick together.
3. Divide the mixture into evenly sized golf ball sizes and use your thumb to gently flatten the tops. then keep in the fridge whilst you make the frosting.
4. To make the topping, drain the cashew nuts and add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. This usually takes about 5 minutes. Add more milk if necessary.
5. Cool the topping for 15 minutes in the freezer.
6. Spread the frosting onto each of the puddings and decorate with three currants on top.