No bake, bite-sized coconut, raisin and chocolate snowballs. Low in sugar, packed with dried fruits and rolled in coconut, these healthy treats are fun to make with kids for the holidays. Moreover, they just so happen to be vegan.
100g (3.5oz)Dessicated coconut60g (2oz) + 40g (1.5oz) for rolling
40g (1.5oz)Medium porridge oats
60g (2oz)Caster sugar (extra fine)
2tbspUnsweetened cocoa powder
50g (1.75oz)Coconut oilmelted
2tspGingerbread, pumpkin or cinnamon ground spice
Place all the above ingredients in a large bowl and mix together with a spoon until all the flavours are well blended. If the coconut oil is solid, melt very gently for just a few seconds in the microwave.
Form little balls by rolling a couple of teaspoons of the mixture at a time in the palm of your hands. Set aside on a plate or baking sheet then roll in the desiccated coconut. Alternatively, top with a little icing with a tiny chopped glacé cherry (if for adults, add some Grand Marnier to the icing).
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Best eaten at room temperature with your favourite cup of tea at teatime, mulled wine or festive sparkly.Also great as decor on top of the double chocolate tartlets in my book, Teatime in Paris.Cover in icing and top with a bit of glacé cherry to make them look like Express Christmas Puddings.