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Leanne Patrick

By Leanne Patrick

09th December 2013

The Christmas pudding is a classic festive desert that has remained divisive since its creation in the early 15th century. For those of you who love a little pudding, but who follow a healthy paleo or vegan lifestyle – there may be a solution! Presenting the mini pud! Bite sized Christmas puddings that taste just like the real deal and won’t ruin your health and waistline this festive season.

Leanne Patrick

By Leanne Patrick

09th December 2013

Leanne Patrick

By Leanne Patrick

09th December 2013

Ingredients:
• 2/3 cup of ground almonds
• ½ cup fresh dates (pitted)
• ¾ cup dried apricots
• Zest of half an orange and half a lemon
• ½ tsp cinnamon
• ½ tsp ginger
• ½ tsp nutmeg
• 1 vanilla extract
• 200g dark chocolate
• 1 tbsp maple syrup

Method:
1. In a food processor, mix together all of the ingredients save for the chocolate.
2. When well combined, remove the mixture and roll into 12 little balls and place on a tray lined with greaseproof baking paper.
3. On a low heat, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan and add maple syrup
4. Once melted, allow to cool to room temperature.
5. Using a fork, dip the balls in the chocolate and rest back on the tray. When all are covered, pop them in the fridge to set.
Optional extras: Dip the tops in coconut cream and serve with mint leaf and cranberry garnish for a unique flavour punch and traditional appearance.
Serves: 12

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