Candy Cane Vegan Christmas Bliss Balls
These Candy Cane vegan treats are perfect for Christmas and any holiday party you might swagger into this year. With their festive little minty sweet chunks of candy cane, they are sure to delight the most seasoned of Scrooge.
I’ve always loved the lead up to Christmas ever since I was a young child. I know it sounds cheesy, but I do truly think it’s a magical time of the year!
I’ve always loved the lead up to Christmas ever since I was a young child. I know it sounds cheesy, but I do truly think it’s a magical time of the year! Even though the southern hemisphere Christmas I have grown up with doesn’t quite match the fantasy snow filled Christmas, I hold most likely influenced by all my favorite Christmas movies I absolutely love it.
I’ve also always loved the food and since becoming vegan have been excited to experiment and veganize my favorite Christmas treats. I decided to do this by creating a “12 days of vegan Christmas” series over on my Instagram and blog. This recipe you’re reading here is a special addition to my 12 days of vegan Christmas and a collaboration with Plant Based Cooks Vegan Magazine. I wanted to take something traditionally rich and Christmassy such as chocolate truffles and make them into an ever popular Christmas version of the vegan “bliss ball.”
I also chucked in some candy canes for good measure as if there is one food I am absolutely obsessed with; it’s traditional peppermint candy canes. I hope you find this recipe makes you feel Christmassy and like a child excited for Christmas morning again. If you don’t personally celebrate Christmas I hope you enjoy the chocolate and peppermint flavors of these bliss balls!
I hope you find this recipe makes you feel Christmassy and like a child excited for Christmas morning again. Even if you don’t personally celebrate Christmas I hope you enjoy the chocolate and peppermint of these bliss balls!
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp blackstrap molases
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp cacao
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks (or other vegan chocolate)
- two wheat biscuits (Shannon used sanitarium gluten free Weetbix)
- 3 crushed candy canes
- 1. crush the candy canes in a mortar and pestle or in a bag using a hammer
- 1. blend all ingredients except the chocolate chunks and crushed candy canes in a food processor
- 3. when the mixture is well combined add the chocolate chunks
- 4. roll about a heaped teaspoon full of mixture into balls then roll in the crushed candy canes
- 5. refrigerate until firmer then eat
My names Shannon, I’m 18 years old, and from New Zealand. Following being diagnosed with coeliac disease and becoming vegetarian, I decided to make a food Instagram covering my journey with food. I later became vegan for ethical and environmental reasons in April 2016 and this is when my love for food really blossomed. I never saw myself loving cooking or baking, yet here I am! Regularly creating recipes which I post on my blog and photographing food among other things for my Instagram.