Cherry Ripe Logs and Balls

Cherry Ripe Logs and Balls

Posted 2017-06-10 by Naomi follow
These taste like cherry ripe, only healthier. The rolls are great snacks, party food and lunch box treats, and the balls have a cherry liqueur and Malibu for the adults, and are fantastic after dinner treats.

They are gluten, lactose, nut and refined sugar free.
[Image1 Indulgent cherry ripe rolls and balls are great for parties or as a gift]
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Serves: 6 - 8 rolls and balls (or 12 - 16 rolls)

Ingredients
Cherry ripe mixture
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup dates, deseeded
1 tbsp water
1/2 cup desiccated coconut, for balls
2 tbsp cacao or cocoa
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup desiccated coconut, for rolling

For adults only cherry ripe balls
1 1/2 tbsp cherry liqueur
1 tbsp Malibu

Method
  • Place the dates, cherries and water in a food processor and blend until combined.
  • Add the other ingredients and blend until combined, 1 - 2 minutes (depending on your food processor)
  • [Image4 Add the cacao, maple syrup, desiccated coconut and oil to the blended cherry and date mixture]
    [Image2 The mixture will be sticky]
  • Split the mixture in half.
  • Wet hands and roll tablespoon sized mixture into 5 cm logs with one half of the mixture. Roll in coconut and set aside.
  • [Image3]
  • Add the cherry liqueur and Malibu to the remaining mixture, blend for 30 seconds to combine.
  • Roll tablespoon sized mixture into balls and roll in desiccated coconut.
  • They can be served immediately or allowed to firm up in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  • Tips
  • Wet hands to roll the logs and balls as the mixture is sticky.
  • Cherries can be substituted for dried cranberries if required and still taste great.
  • For richer chocolate flavoured balls add Kahlua instead of cherry liqueur.

  • For more of my recipes visit [Link http://recipeyum.com.au/cookbook/108127/ Naomi's recipes]

    Categories
    #cherry_ripe_balls
    #cherry
    #cranberries
    #coconut
    #cocoa
    #cacao
    #snack
    #dessert
    #bliss_balls
    #gluten_free
    #lactose_free
    #vegan
    #party_food
    #lunchbox
    #nut_free


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    Tags

    Holiday
    Festivals
    Family_friendly
    Easy
    Dinner
    Healthy
    Lunch
    Family
    Vegetarian
    Quick
    Dessert
    Simple
    Snack
    Kids
    Vegan
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