Christmas is approaching slowly and I have started to search for some Nutritionist gurus out there to create some tasty delicious Christmas treats for Kids that are also healthy.
Today I present to you this yummy recipe from Nicola, an Accredited Practising Dietitian and the owner of kids nutrition business Grub for Kids.
With over 7 years of experience as a dietitian and 3 young kids of her own, Nicola aims to educate, inspire and reduce the stress of parents when it comes to feeding their kids.
Coconut & Raspberry Christmas Balls for Kids
Perfect for the lunchbox, afternoon treat or even a fun cooking activity to do with your kids. I promise you, these are so quick and easy and taste delicious ! I highly recommend doing a double batch as ours didn't last 2 days!
Coconut and Raspberry Christmas Balls
Time to make: 20 minutes plus 1 hour of refrigeration. Makes 15-20 balls.
- 1 cup (125g) frozen raspberries
- 1.5 cups (140g) rolled or quick cook oats
- 2 tbsp honey
- 30g melted butter or Nuttlex
1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp LSA or Almond Meal
- ½ cup (45g) desiccated coconut plus ¼ cup to coat the balls
Place the raspberries, oats, honey, butter, chia seeds, LSA and 1/2 a cup of the coconut in a food processor and process until smooth. *Depending on the size of your food processor, you may need to scrape down the side of the bowl several times to get the mixture to incorporate together.
- Place the remaining coconut in a small bowl. With clean hands, shape the mixture into small balls (about 1 tablespoon per ball). Roll the ball in the coconut to lightly coat.
Place the balls in an airtight container and pop into the fridge for at least an hour so they have time to firm up a little.
You can keep then stored in the airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
You can also watch me making them in our super fast Reel-Video on Instagram! ⬇️
These balls are delicious as is, but are even more decadent with a drizzle of melted white chocolate over the top or crushed Candy Canes.
They make a perfect Christmas gift for friends, family or teachers! Just pop them into a glass jar and decorate with a beautiful bow and gift tag at the top just like we did on the photo at the top.
Happy Bliss Ball making!
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