• Christmas Balls



    3/4 cup

    3/4 cup

    3/4 cup

    1/2  tbsp

    1 1/2 tbsp

    1 tsp

    1/2 of 226 g pkg

    3/4 of 225 g pkg



    chopped dates

    dried cherries

    maple syrup


    orange zest

    semi-sweet baking chocolate

    chocolate chips



    1.  Place almonds in food processor and pulse until finely chopped

    2.  Add dates, cherries, maple syrup, honey, orange zest to food processor and pulse until combined (it should be

         slightly sticky and stay together when formed into 2 cm ball)

    3.  Line a cookie tray with parchment paper

    4.  Using a tea spoon with slightly wet hands scoop out mixture and form into about 2 cm ball (squishing mixture

         to make solid ball)

    5.  You should end up with 20 – 24 balls

    6.  Using a double boiler or a pot with a bowl that fits on top add water to pot (but not touching top of double

         boiler or bowl)

    7.  Bring to a simmer and place pot/bowl  on top

    8.  Break baking chocolate into pieces and add to pot/bowl

    9.  When baking chocolate starts to melt add cholocate chips

    10. Stir to combine

    11. When it is melted add balls about 4 at at a time and with a spoon roll them until they are covered in chocolate

    12. Using a spoon and fork place chocolate covered balls back onto backing sheet

    13. Let cool for about and hour