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Everyone have their own favourite version of these sweet energy bites. Last year, I wanted to make healthier christmas sweets, so I mixed 2 of my favourite flavours in one raw ball: chocolate and gingerbread spice. These 2 flavours complement each other really well and the caramel-like sweetness of the dates and maple syrup just enhances the christmas vibe of these spicy nibbles. In my home-country, Sweden, almond paste is a staple ingredient in christmas candy, so I added this healthy fat to the dough as a tribute to my childhood christmas memories.


 

Ingredients 

7 fresh Medjool dates

3/4- 1 cup rolled oats  (start with less and add more if needed, otherwise the dough can get too dry)

3 tbsp almond butter

2-3 tbsp cocoa powder

1-2 tbsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)

2 tsp gingerbread spice

 

Instructions:

Combine 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves, 1 tsp ground ginger and 1 tsp ground cardamom to make the gingerbread spice. (More about the health benefits of these spices can be found in this blogpost)

Pit the dates and mix them into a paste in a strong blender or food processor. Add oats, cocoa powder, gingerbread spice, almond butter and maple syrup and blend until the mixture is smooth enough to make the balls. Store in the fridge and let them cool for about 15 minutes before serving.  If you try this recipe – please let me know if you enjoyed it : )

Posted by:Sara

Hi, I'm Sara. I write about organic wellness and spirituality and share my ideas on how you can implement a spiritual practice in your life through simple arts & crafts projects such as making your own skincare, cleaning products, healthy foods and celebrating the cycle of nature. I hope this blog will make your everyday life a little more magical.

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