Gingerbread Snowballs (GF/V)

Updated: Dec 6, 2020


In December, it can be tough to eat "healthy." Co-workers bring cookies to the office, holiday parties offer up a buffet of rich hors d'oeuvres, and peppermint mocha Frappuccinos are appealing even to the non-coffee drinker in the cold.

Here's a gingerbread recipe for low-calorie, nutrient-dense Gingerbread Snowballs. You can bring this gingerbread recipe to a party or snack on them at home snuggled up to a good Christmas movie. This no-sugar treat has spices that contribute to additional health benefits like lowering blood sugar and boosting your energy. Gingerbread Snowballs are naturally gluten-free and vegan.

Gingerbread Snowballs

Yield: About 12

Prep Time: 15 minutes Chill Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins.


Ingredients

1 cup pitted medjool dates

1/8 tsp cloves

1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work best)

3 Tbsp hemp seeds

1.5 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 cup coconut flakes

Directions

  1. Use a food processor to puree dates and cloves.

  2. Add nuts and process again.

  3. Scrape into a bowl and add remaining ingredients.

  4. Mix with a rubber spatula.

  5. Using your hands, roll into small bite-sized balls. Roll balls in coconut flakes to cover.

  6. Refrigerate at least an hour. (Stays good in the refrigerator about 10 days.)

Nutrition

Serving Size: 1 snowball

Calories: 100

Fat: 6g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Monounsaturated Fat: 2g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 1mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Fiber: 2g

Total Sugar: 9g

Added Sugar: 0g

Protein: 2g

Vit D: 0%

Calcium: 2%

Iron: 3%

Potassium: 3%



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