Christmas Date Balls

I made these lovely little Christmas date balls the other day. I often make date balls with nuts or coconut because it’s always nice to have a little healthy treat in the house. This time I’ve added some Christmas flavors to the date, almond and cashew balls and it’s so good!

They taste  like a classic Christmas cookie, only you are able to enjoy it fully without any guilt as they consist only of natural ingredients. No added sugar, no refined flour or saturated fat, only the natural sugar from the dates and the unsaturated fats from almonds.

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Christmas Date Balls
 
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Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 5.3 oz (150 gr.) pitted Medjool dates
  • 1.7 oz (50 gr.) almonds
  • 1.7 oz (50 gr.) unsalted cashews
  • 1 tsp. Cookie spice - I used a mixture of ginger, cinnamon, white pepper and cardamom
  • Optional, Dark chocolate 80 %
Instructions
  1. Put dates, cashews, almonds and cookie spice in a food processor and blend until you have a coherent dough.
  2. Form small balls of dough and dip them in dark chocolate, if you like.
  3. Keep the christmas date balls in an airtight box in the fridge.

Easy Christmas date balls

Christmas Date Balls + Another Healthy Christmas Treat

I can highly recommend dipping the Christmas date balls in dark chocolate. It’s really good! And then maybe sprinkle some extra cookie spice on top of them. I made a double batch the other day and they are already gone! Need to make some more SOON!

I actually also just took out the most wonderful madeleine cakes from the oven, which I will show you soon here on the blog. I’ve made them healthier than the classic recipe by replacing the flour with almond flour and used applesauce and coconut palm sugar to sweeten them instead of refined sugar. And then I’ve once again added some Christmas flavors. This time I added ground cloves, cinnamon and ginger and our whole house smells like Christmas right now, which is just fine by me!

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Comments

  1. Maria says

    Ooooh these sound lovely. But surely they MUST be dipped in dark chocolate . Isn’t dark chocolate a complete healthy food group alone and absolutely essential daily for survival let alone minimum RDI. I’m very busy rewatching Borgen maybe I’ll try listening and reading the sub titles. So Hi for now . Cheers

  2. Christine Swanson says

    I just signed up to your newsletter after finding it recently. I live in the United States and have never heard of cookie spice. I see your ingredients but do you have the measurements of each of them so I can make some to use on this recipe.

    I am really enjoying your newsletter and appreciate the time you are devoting to it.

  3. Kareen says

    Love these balls – made a batch on the weekend and bought some into work, everyone loved them and wanted the recipe!!!

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