Raw Cacao Christmas Puddings

One of the best things about Christmas for me is Christmas pudding. I love all the sweetly spiced flavours, and the fact that I only get to have it once a year makes it even more special.

This year, I wanted to create something similar that evokes the same vibe but is a bit more health-conscious, effortless to make and easy to take along to Christmas parties. These mini Raw Cacao Christmas Puddings fit the bill.

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I developed them for Bare Blends. They taste decadent with the addition of dark chocolate and sweet currants but also contain some plant-based protein, chia seeds and are lower in sugar than your average Christmas dessert.

Raw Cacao Christmas Puddings

Gluten-free | Grain-free | Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw nuts (I used a mixture of almonds and walnuts)
  • 3/4 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup chocolate plant protein (I used Bare Blends Cacao & Cinnamon Plant Protein)
  • 1 x 20ml tablespoon chia seeds (I used Bare Blends Black Chia Seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 100g dark (at least 85% cocoa) chocolate, melted
  • Handful of dried cranberries for topping

Preparation:

  1. Place 1/2 cup of the nuts, 1/2 cup of the currants, the coconut and the protein powder into a food processor. Process until the mixture comes together.
  2. Tip the mixture into a bowl. Chop or crush the remaining 1/2 cup of nuts and add to the bowl. Also add the remaining 1/4 cup of currants, the chia seeds, the ground ginger and the melted chocolate. Stir everything together until well combined.
  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Press the mixture into balls and place on the tray. Top each ball with a couple of dried cranberries. Leave in the fridge to set. Store in the fridge or freezer.

Makes 12.

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