Healthy Christmas truffle pudding bites

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I’ve been meaning to pop my Christmas hat on sooner but the weeks simply got away from me. I cannot believe how quickly Christmas crept up this year! To think I’ve almost been pregnant for 6 months! That’s half the year…wow!

Fortunately, I made it just in time to share this healthy Christmas pudding truffle treats recipe. It’s really quick to whip up and they look fantastic!

For those of you who know me, I love knowing where the ingredients in my food have derived from and that they are as close to nature as possible. Getting motivated to pop out the food processor and get your apron on whilst jazzing to some music in the kitchen is well worth it!

So, let’s get down to it!

Healthy Christmas truffle pudding bites

Author: Jodie
Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Almond meal
  • 1 tbs Raw cacao powder
  • ¼ cup Sultanas
  • ¼ cup Dried apricots, chopped
  • ⅔ tbs Orange zest
  • ½ tbs Orange juice
  • 1 tbs Honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp Ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • Dark chocolate for melting
  • White chocolate for melting
  • Some goji berries and pumpkin seeds for on top.

Instructions

  1. Add the almond meal, raw cacao, spices, dried fruit, orange zest and juice, and honey into a food processor. Process until mixed.
  2. Melt a small amount of dark chocolate. Enough for one runny tablespoon.
  3. Add 1 tbs melted dark chocolate to food processor. Process again until mixed.
  4. Roll mixture into small balls. If too soft, add some more almond meal. If too dry, add a small extra squeeze of orange juice.
  5. Melt dark chocolate. Whilst doing this grab out a tray or plate and cover with foil.
  6. Cover the balls in the melted chocolate. I found brushing it on easier. Place in fridge to solidify.
  7. Once solid, melt up some white chocolate. Let cool a tad but still runny!
  8. Drip over the top of balls.
  9. Decorate with a goji berry at the centre surrounded by pumpkin seeds.
  10. These beauties will melt relatively easily, so keep them stored in the fridge and make them bite size! Enjoy!
Notes
Tip: Don’t add white chocolate on top when it’s really hot…it can melt the dark chocolate underneath. Wait for it to cool just a tad but not so much that it loses any of its runniness.

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About Jodie

(ANutr, GDipNut, BSc, BA) Jodie is the director of Moving Nutrition, a postgraduate university qualified nutritionist, personal trainer, ex-dancer and choreographer, and a new mum. Jodie specializes in mood (depression, anxiety, irritability, OCD), gut health, weight concern, and establishing a postive relationship with food. She is also knowledgeable in sports nutrition for recreational athletes and competitive dancers. The Moving Nutrition blog is here to educate, encourage and empower you to live your healthiest, happiest life, and is filled with simple, delicious, real food recipes. Jodie is on a mission to harmonize nutrition science and intuitive wellness. Stay in touch #movingnutrition Read More…

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