Christmas Coal–The Good Kind!

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You’ve heard of Christmas goodies called snowballs.  Well, this is a healthier version and a little browner.  Hubby thought I should call them Christmas Dirt, but I have decided Christmas Coal is more appropriate.  But these are a far cry from Santa’s coal given to naughty girls and boys.  These are healthy and for very good kiddos and grown-ups, too.

I didn’t keep track of specific measurements.  It’s more a “wing it” kind of recipe.  You can add ingredients in the proportions you like.  The main thing is that the final mixture sticks together and tastes yummy!

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In the food processor (Blender can work, but has a high irritation factor!), blend about a 1/2 cup of rolled oats to a fine meal.

I added to that hemp seed, walnuts, chia seed, flax seed, walnuts, dried white mulberries, a bit of vanilla, cinnamon, and candied ginger.  Most of these (except the cinnamon and vanilla) are amounts of about a couple of tablespoons, but you can adjust quantities for taste.  Pulse till it has a fairly even consistency.

Then I added in a heaping teaspoon of coconut oil and enough gooey Mejool dates to get a consistency that is easy to handle and sticky enough to hold together.

Form into small balls and set on  a plate.

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For my first batch, I processed coconut sugar and carob powered and rolled the balls in it.  For the second batch, I added some chocolate chunks to the leftover carob mix and processed to a powdery consistency.  My first mixture also did not have the ginger, vanilla, coconut oil, or the flax.  You can really add and delete what you like!

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Put on a plate and freeze for a couple of hours.  When they are frozen, you can bag them, awaiting a plate for Christmas day–that is if you can stay out of them that long!

Serious guiltless yum factor!

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wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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9 Responses to Christmas Coal–The Good Kind!

  1. susanpoozan says:

    I wish I could taste them they looked so delicious.

  2. Trisha says:

    They look and sound wonderful, just the kind of healthier snack I should be making for Christmas!

  3. dorannrule says:

    These coal balls look so good! Gotta give em a try.

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