These no-bake festive snowballs really do look the part with their ‘surprise’ bright red centre. They make a healthy alternative to give to Santa on Christmas Eve as he finishes the big job of delivering all the presents. These snowflakes also make a beautiful Christmas gift or centrepiece stacked up in the shape of a Christmas tree. Extra bonus (but mighty important), make these ahead of time for less stress during the festive season.
- 3 cups desiccated coconut
- 1 cup (90g) cup brown rice puffs
- 3 tsbp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp rice malt syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp coconut milk
- 5 frozen raspberries
- In a food processor, place the rice puffs with 2 cups of desiccated coconut. Blitz on HIGH until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
- Add the rice malt syrup, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and coconut milk then blitz until the ingredients are well combined. If the mixture is a little too dry, add some extra coconut milk until you get a perfect consistency.
- Refrigerate the mixture for 15 minutes before rolling it into bite-size balls.
- Take one tablespoon of mixture and carefully place a raspberry in the centre, then roll into a small ball. Continue until you have made 15 balls.
- Roll each ball into the remaining coconut, cover evenly and refrigerate a further 60 minutes.
- Store your snowflakes in a sealed jar, cellophane bag with ribbon or a chocolate box. Remember to keep them refrigerated until they are ready to be enjoyed.
- The centres can be replaced with any freeze-dried fruit or small fresh or dried fruit pieces. Raspberries are perfect for that festive look.
- The flavour combinations for this recipe are endless. You could swap the rice puffs for sunflower or pumpkin seeds if you prefer.
- For a little crunch, roll them in white chia seeds instead of coconut.
- Freeze-dried fruit can be added when combining all the ingredients to give more natural sweetness and different flavour combinations. Freeze-dried fruit comes in a range of flavours including raspberry, banana, apple, strawberry, and mango.
- Store your bliss balls in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.