Cinnamon and Chocolate Raw Christmas Balls

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Cinnamon and Chocolate Raw Christmas Balls

These little raw balls are a sure winner over the Christmas period.

They are loaded with cinnamon, which is great for fighting off sugar cravings. Cinnamon increases glucose metabolism which helps regulate our blood sugar levels. It slows the emptying of your stomach to reduce that sugar spike and improves the effectiveness of insulin. Not only this but it also enhances our antioxidant defences!

They have been bound using dates which are a great source of iron, potassium, manganese and calcium!

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Serves 55 Ready in 3 minutes Good For , ,

Directions

Pulse the nuts until a nut flour is formed.

Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend.

Form into small balls with your hands, then place on a plate and dust with cinnamon.

Pop in the fridge to harden…then enjoy!

22 comments

  • https://theamsterdammerblog.wordpress.com/ Olivia S

    hi madeleine, love your recipes, could you always add photos to your recipes-otherwise they cant always be pinned onto pinterest to look at later! xx

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Thanks so much, yes we are working on this! x

  • Keira

    Hi, can it use coconut flour instead?

  • Katie

    Hi madeleine is this made with cocoa or cocao?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com Madeleine

      cacao x

  • Aveen Stweart

    What could I substitute for dates? I can’t bare dried fruit!

    Thanks x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com Madeleine

      more nuts and coconut oil x

  • Julia

    Hi Madeleine,
    How long will these keep in the fridge?

  • Natalie

    Can you use other nuts/nut flour for this?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com Madeleine

      totally x

  • http://foreverfringe.blogspot.com Monica

    Amazing!! I probably should have checked to make sure the dates were pitted BEFORE I popped them into the mixture though haha

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com Madeleine

      oh dear, next time! it still happens to me x

  • Lynsey MacGregor

    is it raw cocoa powder or nibs? xx

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com Madeleine

      powder x

  • Sarah

    Hi Maddy

    Just to check, did you really mean 2 whole tablespoons of cinnamon? That seems like such a lot! x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com Madeleine

      No tsp x

    • Sarah

      Great, thank you! x

  • http://www.coquetin.blogspot.com Hannah

    Mmmm, they look so tasty! xx

  • Alexandra

    Hello Madeline,
    Love your recipes, was just wondering what brand of raw cocoa you use and where you buy it from?

    Thank you!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com Madeleine

      creative nature x

    • Marcus

      is there a website I can grab the raw cocoa from? (got the other ingredients in the cupboard already :)) does it have to be Creative Nature?

      These are going to look perfect on the pudding stand this Christmas! replacing the Ferrero Rocher :)

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com Madeleine

      no just raw cacao

      great shout! x

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