I am not very big on Christmas, mainly because I'm not a kid anymore and I now know Santa isn't real, but mainly because the real 'spirit' of Christmas has been lost in all the mainstream consumerism that has become what it is today.
My kids love Christmas, they love it because they get presents. They also love it because 'Santa' hands out lollies in every shop! I try to add a little bit of real 'Christmas spirit' into our day by making the kids handmade gifts and emphasising the goodness of giving and sharing rather than receiving, but it generally gets lost in all the unavoidable 'hype' of consuming.
Anyway, here is a delicious, little, simple, raw treat recipe that I thought would make fabulous little handmade gifts that anyone would love to receive. Its so simple the kids can even make them. A great way for the children to experience a little bit of 'true Christmas spirit' by 'making and giving' on this over commercialised day of the year.
Raw Christmas bliss balls
|Raw Christmas bliss balls to share this festive season|
To this I added cacao powder - about 1/2 cup and another cup of roughly chopped almonds
I mixed the chocolate dough with my hands and rolled into balls.
I thought they looked cute served in mini patty papers.
To make the chocolate topping, simply whisk until smooth equal parts melted coconut oil, honey and cacao powder. 1/4 cup of each should be enough to put a dollop on the top of each.
Finish by placing a goji berry on top and let topping set in fridge before serving.
My kids loved these and never left any for poor Dad to enjoy when he got home from work. Will have to make another batch for Christmas day.