Need to make something healthy to take along to a Christmas party or on Christmas day (so that you will have something healthy to snack on)?
Then these are it…
These raw Christmas stars came about by accident.
I was playing around with energy ball recipes (see next post) and decided to press one of the mixes into a tray rather than roll it into balls. Then I got the great idea of using a biscuit cutter to cut stars out and whola….
A delicious mix of dates and nuts already, I added goji berries for some red and pumpkin seeds for some green, trying to make them look a bit more Christmassy!
I think they look cute, but they are also high in fibre, nutrient dense and taste great too…
If you don’t have a biscuit cutter, roll the mix into balls, or press into a slice tray and cut into squares.
They will still taste yummy!
- ½ cup (55 grams) cashews
- ¼ cup (25 grams) desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons (20 grams) pumpkin seeds
- 2 tablespoons (20 grams) sunflower seeds
- 1½ tablespoons (15 grams) goji berries
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3 large medjool dates (60 grams when pitted)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Place all ingredients into the bowl of a blender or thermomix and blend until combined. Note - I like them to be a bit textured, so I blend them until only just combined.
- Line a 20 cm square pan with greaseproof paper.
- Press mix to cover half of the bottom of the pan. Fold the other half of the paper over and use to press the top down flat.
- Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight to firm up.
- To make stars: use a star cutter to press out stars.
- Use a bowl with warm water to dip the cutter in between stars.
- When you have finished cutting out the stars, repress the remaining mix flat so that you can cut more stars out.
- Alternatively this mix can simply be cut into slices or you can roll it into balls.