Healthy and Wholesome Christmas Treats

With the festive season upon us, many of us are currently planning menu’s to feast on with our loved one’s on Christmas Day. When thinking of traditional Christmas foods we often think of over indulgent meals followed by desserts that mostly consist of refined sugar! This doesn’t have to be the case though! Below I am sharing a few simple recipes that not only look and taste great, but offer some nutritional value to show your nearest and dearest that you truly care. I hope you enjoy them all as much as I do!!


Yours in creating healthy wholesome habits,

Michaela


Choc Coconut Truffles

Prep time: 30mins Freeze Time: 30mins Yields: Approx. 10-12 pieces


Ingredients


Coconut Balls:

1 ½ cups organic coconut shreds or flakes

¼ cup solid coconut oil

2 tablespoons manuka honey


Chocolate Dip Layer:

¼ + 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

½ teaspoon coconut oil


Method


1. Choose a baking tray that fits flat in the freezer. Line the tray with baking paper.


2. Begin with making coconut balls. To a food processor add coconut, coconut oil and honey. Blend until you get a wet and sticky mixture, with smaller, but still noticeable coconut bits.


3. Using a small spoon, ice-cream or cookie scoop, scoop very tightly-packed balls of coconut mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them evenly apart. If needed, gently press and shape loose bits of mixture or roll each scoop by hand into a firm ball. Repeat until no mixture remains.


4. Place the tray in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.