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No Bake Cranberry Bliss Balls

No Bake Cranberry Bliss Balls are chewy bites of wholesome goodness filled with aromatic Holiday Spices. Healthy snack on the go. (Vegan, Gluten-Free and Refined Sugar Free)
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cardiac Friendly, Christmas, Desserts, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan, Winter Favorites
Servings: 16
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup dates
    pitted
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
    dried unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup hot water
    to soften dates and cranberries
  • 1 tsp ginger
    dried ground
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
    dried ground
  • 1 tsp allspice
    dried ground
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (finely ground raw almonds)

Instructions

  • Place hot water in dates and cranberries to soften for about 30 minutes.
  • Place walnuts and pecans in food processor to crush until a coarse meal. If you like your bars more crunchy do it less and if you like your bars more chewy pulse more but not so long that you make nut butter.
  • Drain dates and cranberries of extra water and place in food processor to chop and mix until you have a date paste. Mix cranberries in food processor until a coarse meal.
  • Mix the date paste, cranberries, ground pecans and walnuts together.
  • Add ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice, salt and orange zest to mixture and mix well.
  • Form into 1.5 inch balls and roll into ground almond meal and place into Christmas paper cups.
  • Place Cranberry Spiced Holiday Bars in freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight and serve. You may just want to keep them stored in the freezer as they are really nice cold and chewy.
  • Wrap up and give away for gifts or simply enjoy as a healthy snack anytime you need a little energy.

Notes

Feel free to use whatever nuts you have on hand. We used unsweetened cranberries as we are trying to cut down on refined sugar. However, feel free to substitute sweetened dried cranberries as this is even more delicious.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg