Recipe: Gingerbread Bliss Balls

The festive season is upon us, and our friend from The Scandi Cook, has shared her take on a Christmas biscuit with us. These Gingerbread Bliss Balls have that recognisable Christmas flavour, without the sugar rush. They are a brilliant nutritious snack to pick the little people up when they hit a slump between meals - for the full Christmas flavour serve with orange or satsuma slices on the side. The bliss balls go wonderfully with mummy’s afternoon coffee too - especially with a few flecks of Maldon salt on top!

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  • 1 cup (about 8) pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 heaped tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of cloves
  • Pinch of allspice


Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor. Pulse and scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times. I like to leave a little bit of texture, but process as finely as you like. Once you have a sticky dough, scoop out heaped teaspoons and roll into small balls, or for younger children oblong ‘fingers’ work well. Chill in the fridge to firm up a little. Store in the fridge, keeps for at least a week - if they last that long!

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