Gingerbread, Date, and Cranberry Sugar Plums

To finish off a meal it is nice to have a little something sweet to cleanse the palette, but most of the time I don't have room for a large dessert nor do I want to add many more calories to my already finished meal.  One way I have found I can satisfy my "sweet" craving without going overboard is by making sugar plums and keeping them in the refrigerator for those times when I just need a little something extra to finish off my meal.

Here is a recipe I created with some leftover gingerbread biscotti that I think ranks up there with my posts of two other favorite sugar plum recipes:  Chocolate  Peanut Butter Sugar Plums & regular Sugar Plums:

  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 8 Tablespoons of flax, whole by measure and then milled
  • 4 pieces Ginger & Cranberry Gingerbread Biscotti, broken into pieces
  • 3 cup dates pieces (I buy mine coated in oat flour)
  • 1 cup sweetened cranberries
  • 2 cups finely chopped coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

Place all of the dry ingredients in a 12-cup food processor and blend until fully incorporated.

Start up the food processor again and slowly pour in the coconut oil and process until well mixed.

Transfer the mixture to a container that is easy to work from.

Take a Tablespoon (or so) of the mixture at a time, form a ball, and then place them onto a sheet.

Refrigerate the sugar plums until hardened and then store in the refrigerator for as long as they last.


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