These coconut bliss ball snowmen are a healthier holiday treat for kids. The no-bake energy balls are easy to make and fun for kids to help with.
The Christmas treats that kids love are often loaded with fat and sugar. I love baking festive biscuits with my children, but it's even better when I can gather the kids in the kitchen to make something fun, healthy and tasty.
These coconut snowmen are simply almond coconut bliss balls threaded onto sticks and decorated. They're no-bake and can be made in 10 minutes! Decorate them with raisins and dried apricots and add a scarf.
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This year I was named as Best Organic Blogger by the Soil Association at the prestigious BOOM Awards. It was a huge honour and something that I'm very proud of! I've been helping to spread the word about the health and environmental benefits to choosing organic. Be sure to check out the Soil Association’s Organic Christmas Market where you'll find lots of festive food and beauty ideas.
Part of winning the awards has been creating this recipe for the Organic Trade Board's campaign: Organic. Feed Your Happy
Why do I choose organic whenever I can? I’d rather not expose myself and my family to a cocktail of chemicals on our fresh fruit and veg, and I’d prefer that the produce we eat is more nutritious. I also want to make sure that we tread more softly on the planet.
As the Organic Trade Board says "When we eat organic, we feel happy. Because we know the food is better for us, better for animals and the environment & we think it tastes better. We want to invite people to add happiness to their world by feeding their happy with organic food & drink this Christmas."
How to make Coconut Bliss Ball Snowmen
You only need 6 ingredients (plus some decoration) to make these refined sugar-free, vegan, gluten-free coconut snowmen! I chose organic so I know that there aren't any nasties in the fun festive treats.
All of the ingredients are easy to find organic.
Ideally you'll also have some little hands helping to make them. This is a perfect festive afternoon activity, where the little ones can get creative - then tuck into a healthy snack.
I used kitchen scissors to then cut raisins into little balls and dried apricots into triangles to decorate them.
Get the recipe for Almond Coconut Bliss Ball Snowmen
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Almond Coconut Bliss Ball Snowmen
For the snowballs
- 150 g unsweetened shredded coconut plus extra for rolling
- 6 tbsp ground almond almond meal
- 3 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk shake the can well first
- 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp almond extract or vanilla
To decorate (optional)
- Cake pop sticks
- Dried Apricots
- Teeny Tiny Wooly Hats
- Whiz all snowball ingredients in a food processor or blender, scraping the sides down often, until it sticky and well combined.
- Roll balls of the mixture into balls, and roll each ball into more shredded coconut. Thread three balls onto each stick.
- Cut the raisins into small pieces for the snowman eyes and mouths, and the apricots into triangles for the noses. Decorate with the raisin and apricot pieces and add any tiny hats or scarves! Store in the fridge.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
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Disclosure: This recipe for coconut bliss ball snowmen was sponsored by the Organic Trade Board. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make it possible for me to mess up my kitchen and write Veggie Desserts: Vegetable cake, vegetarian and vegan food, plus lifestyle and travel.