Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gingerbread balls!

Today was a fudge baby raw ball making day! They are so tasty and highly addicting. For the holiday season I made some gingersnap flavored ones! I also have a few other flavors I’m working on but I still have to nail down the recipes. So I can post back later with them.

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I took the base recipe from Katie’s chocolate chip cookie dough babies (which rock by the way!) and just modified them a bit. The basic recipe came out to be:

30 g. cashews

80 g dates

2 tsp. unsulphured blackstrap molasses

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp ginger

1 Tbsp. oatmeal

sprinkle of cinnamon

pinch of salt

optional: sprinkle with some crystallized ginger pieces

Throw it all in the food processor and give it a whirl. Once all nicely chopped, roll your balls and pop in the fridge. C’est fini!

Tastes like a gingerbread cookie! Yum!

Other flavors I have made are the original chocolate chip fudge babies. My poor little processor just can’t quite seem to chop the nuts and oatmeal too fine, so it came out with some bigger chunks, but still tasted great! I also topped with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt.

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And some of Katie’s Hot chocolate fudge babies!

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Gingersnap cookies have always been a favorite of mine but this year Im trying to cut back on the amount of flour and sugar that I eat. So to me these are a fantastic compromise. I love taking old treats and updating them in a new and healthy way!

Are their any holiday treats that you plan on giving a healthy makeover this holiday season?


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29 comments:

  1. Mmmmm I love gingersnaps so LOVE the idea of a healthy version!

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  2. OMG! I was so hoping someone would make gigerbread babies, because I had no idea what to add to make them gingerbread-y. They look and sound GORGEOUS! Almost gorgeous enough to make me book the next flight over (especially since it's snowing and raining here). Have I told you lately how awesome you are, Chrysta?

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  3. Those gingersnaps look amazing! I want to make gingerbread cookies one of these days!

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  4. i LOVE gingerbread flavor.. i bet id love these! thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. Ow! These look so good! I am a huge fan of gingerbread anything. Just fabulous

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  6. I used to HATE gingerbread as a kid, now I love it. Thanks for this fantastic recipe, it sounds amazing! And, they look delicious.

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  7. what a great idea to make gingerbread ones!

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  8. umm YUM! love gingerbraed ANYTHING these look delicious thanks for postingggg

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  9. i love gingerbread flavor! i want to try these!


    wednesday is going pretty well. =D
    how's yours?

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  10. I'm going to try to talk my mom into making her rum cake lighter this year by using less sugar and butter! I'm all for lighter holiday treats :)

    Thanks for the updates on blog world. I am behind on my reading and want to enter these contests!

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  11. Aha, we are both ginger lover!!! these bread ball looks very yummy! I will try to make it!

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  12. love the gingerbread version!! i need to make some babies :)

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  13. Wow, those look so good! And yum, gingerbread--perfect for the holiday season :)

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  14. Any form of those fudgy delicious babies are SO good, the gingerbread sounds FAB. Addicting!

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  15. these look so good! I looove gingersnaps - they are always something I look forward to with the holiday season =)

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  16. OMg these look amazing!!! Great recipe.. thanks for sharing I bet they taste like a Ginger Lara (yet cheaper!!) :)

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  17. i know. he was like: i know you're a girl and like that, but are you sure you can get me big?


    SIGH. GUYS.

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  18. Oh those are ADORABLE and sound perfect for this time of year!!!

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  19. ooooh man, I'm an easy target at getting influenced. I wnt chocolate now, chocolate fudge. :o)

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  20. A Gingerbread version? Holy smokes! Sounds fabulous!

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  21. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Your blog is quite awesome as well, I definitely plan on stopping by very frequently.

    These balls look delicious. I love Katie's raw food creations and the gingerbread is perfect for this time of year.

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  22. I am drooling over these! I have a cup of coffee in my hand and I just want to reach through the screen and take one!

    Thank you for sharing :D

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  23. Hi Chrysta, your balls look awesome!!!!!!!

    On Sunday I will be posting about a raw vegan gingerbread cookie/ball I developed....soo yum.


    til then I adore your recipe and thanks as always for your support on my blog, means the world. You're soooo sweet AND I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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  24. Your gingerbread balls are so neat, and sound scrumptious!

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