These no-bake gingerbread cookie dough bites are the perfect healthy Christmas dessert or snack. Easy and quick to make, they take only 15 minutes to prepare. And while they may be gluten, dairy, egg and refined sugar free, as well as vegan and paleo – they are also super rich, buttery, sweet, aromatic and utterly decadent! (Plus, they make the most amazing edible Christmas gift!)
Add the ground almonds and ground walnuts to the food processor and blend for 5 - 7 minutes, until the mixture starts starts clumping together. At this point, it will be half-way to a nut butter, but we'll stop at this stage.
Add the ground oats and blend for a further 1 - 2 minutes, until the oats are evenly distributed and absorbed by the nut mixture.
In a small bowl, mix together the sweetener of choice, molasses, spices and salt. Add the sweet mixture to the food processor and blend until the "cookie dough" becomes smooth and clumps together into a single ball.
Roll about 1 1/2 tbsp worth of the "cookie dough" into balls and put them onto a lined baking sheet. Refrigerate the balls while you prepare the icing of choice.
Drizzle the slightly chilled balls with the icing of choice, and tuck in!
The healthy gingerbread cookie dough bites keep well in a closed container the fridge for about 1 week, and in the freezer for 2 - 3 weeks. (They also make a wonderful edible DIY Christmas gift!)
Recipe by The Loopy Whisk (www.theloopywhisk.com).