My healthy White Christmas Balls are a perfect baking gift. A yummy healthier sweet treat for friends and family that are avoiding dairy, refined sugars and use gluten-free rice Krispies for any gluten-intolerant guests. These white Christmas balls, taste almost like the traditional Aussie favourite White Christmas slice recipe but without the calories. Made with coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup (or your choice of sweetener), dried cranberries, spices, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and a hint of vanilla.

Make them with the kids for a no-bake easy treat that needs. Mix and match the fruit or seeds, to swap them out for pistachios, sultanas or add a handful of white chocolate chips if you would like them a little naughty.

If you are after a last-minute treat that's not too sweet and diet-friendly then try my healthy white Christmas balls. They are super quick to make. If you don't have a food processor, try chopping the seeds and fruit with a knife, melting the coconut oil in the microwave or on a stovetop and combining with a large spoon.

Takes = 15 minutes + chill time 30 minutes
Makes = about 15-20 balls
Store = chilled in a container for up to 5 days

Ingredients

  • Rice Krispies (rice bubbles, puffed rice) – 1 cup
  • Desiccated Coconut – 2.5 cups (leave 1/2 cup for rolling)
  • Maple syrup – 1/3 cup
  • Coconut oil – 1/3 cup
  • Mixed Spice – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon  – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground ginger (optional) – 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Dried Cranberries – 2 tablespoon
  • Toasted Pumpkin seeds – 2 tablespoons
  • Toasted sunflower seeds – 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1
Lightly toast if desired the seeds in a frypan for a few minutes or in the oven.

Step 2
ADD all ingredients (except puffed rice) into a food processor and combine until smooth. Add in half a cup of puffed rice and blend, then fold in the other 1/2 cup by hand.

Step 3
ROLL into balls using a teaspoon for smaller balls or a tablespoon, the toss into coconut and chill for 30 minutes. Add a little water to your hands to make it easier. If the mixture isn't forming, chill for 5 to 10 minutes in the fridge, then try again. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for about 5 days.

Sue Maree P Baking  Tips

  • Dried Cranberries – swap these out for sultanas or raisins
  • Seeds – swap out for nuts like pistachios
  • Add white chocolate chips for a hint of sweetness
  • Spices – mix and match to suit your taste buds