Plum Pudding Bliss Balls

Happy 1st of December! And the first day of Summer for us in the Southern hemisphere - it feels like winter honestly lasted as long as it seems to in game of thrones ha!

The arrival of december means the beginning of all things Christmas! I've got the tree up and decorated, the stockings are hanging from the mantle, the fairy lights are twinkling and now I'm getting busy in the kitchen making some healthy Christmas treats! When I was younger, I remember going to Christmas parties and dinners where there would always be mini plum puddings on the table when the coffees came out. Typically these plum puddings were made by getting a plum pudding that was already baked, then crumbling it all up and mixing through melted chocolate and shaping the deconstructed cake into little balls then topping them with white chocolate. My version of these plum pudding bliss balls are way easier and much healthier. Once you've made these plum pudding bliss balls they will keep in the fridge in a container for a week and are perfect to take to a party or morning tea during the festive season..or to have after dinner with a hot cup of tea or cocoa <3

To make your plum pudding spice, combine the following in a jar:
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp allspice
2 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp vanilla powder (optional)

You can keep this spice mix for anything! Cakes, banana bread, granola, pancakes, anything!

Plum Pudding Bliss Balls

1 cup dates, pitted (I use 'sayer' dates - not as sweet as medjool)
3/4 cup LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond meal)
1 1/4 tbs plum pudding spice mix from above
Loving Earth Caramel Chocolate or any variety that you like
Melted Pepitas and glace cherries/dried cranberries for 'holly' decoration

Place dates, LSA and plum pudding spice mix into a food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth, holding together and shiny in appearance
Roll into equal sized balls, dunk in caramel chocolate and before it sets, push two pepitas into the top for the holly leaves and a little piece of cherry/cranberry as the holly berry
Put into the fridge to firm up