All the flavour of an entire gingerbread house in one bite!
Prep & Cooking: 25 minutes
Makes: 15 pieces
¾ cup raw almonds
6-7 Medjool dates, pitted and quartered – I use medjool because they tend to stay fresh and are easily blended, as are most fresh dates. If fresh dates aren’t available or you have dried dates on hand soak them for about 30 minutes in hot water before continuing with the recipe
1 tbsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla
¾ tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
Pinch of salt
Pinch of ground cloves
2-3 tbsp icing sugar or click here to try our frosting recipe from Halloween!
In a food processor, chop almonds until the consistency of sand. Add dates, vanilla, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Continue processing until all ingredients are incorporated; often the ingredients will come together and form a ball in the processor.
Unplug your food processor and remove the mixture. The mixture should hold together easily when pinched, if not, continue processing for approximately 1 minute. If the mixture is still too dry, add an additional pitted chopped date or two, one at a time, and process. Roll into 1 inch balls. Leave plain, roll in icing sugar or drizzle with frosting.
These bliss bites are a tasty addition to any holiday treat tray and also make a fun gift. They keep for around a week in an airtight container in the fridge. If you are travelling with these, be sure to store them in a hard-sided container to avoid squishing.