Get your baking apron on and be merry in the kitchen, making these amazing little delights for you and your loved ones to share this Christmas. Though I must warn you, it may be hard to hand them out because they are just that scummy!
For those of you who enjoy the fruitful tradition pudding, these a lovely little spin on the classic Christmas dessert – Mini Christmas Puddings! They contain the sweet zest of the humble satsuma as it is never quite Christmas without them.
Makes 12 balls
- 80g Almonds
- 40g Almond Butter
- 120g Medjool dates
- 5g cocoa powder
- 60ml Almond milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- Zest of a satsuma
- 10g icing sugar (I used Sukrin Icing)
- Start off by finely chopping up the dates into small pieces
- Next add the almonds to a blender, and use the milling mode to reduce them to a flour
- Add all remaining ingredients, zesting the satsuma over the top of the mixture so you get tiny drops of the juice in too.
- Blend until a smooth but paste, though you will find the dates won’t be fully blended – this adds to the texture!
- Now simply roll the mixture into ping pong sized balls
- Coat each ball with sugar icing* and decorate to your taste.
*TOP TIP – I added my sugar icing to a small cup, then added in each ball separately, swirling it around in the icing sugar to give them an even coating!
These would make such a lovely homemade gift for someone special. Or you could just made them for you to enjoy throughout the festive season, as after all, it is Christmas! If you give these ago, I would love to see your creations so please use the hashtag #thegrowingbutterfly
Hope you have a holly, jolly time this year!