Ahhh! The holidays are almost here!! Can you believe it? I’ve already finished almost all my shopping, and I SO wish I could say I was done it all. Oh procrastination, you’re my favourite. NOT. It wouldn’t be so bad, if I was the only procrastinator. The problem is, ya’ll are with me and we will all be rushing to the malls together, at the last minute, as friends. Or frenemies. Whatever.
Then, while we’re running around like our heads have been chopped off, finding food on the go might be tricky. So you just might want to pack a gingerbread ball or two in your pocket, you know, purely for sustenance reasons. The molasses makes them sticky though so make sure you wrap them in some parchment paper or something! Safety first.
These gingerbread bites are the perfect festive snack when you reallllllly want cookies, but you’re too lazy or impatient to wait for cookies to bake. They don’t taste like cookie dough…they’re more of a larabar consistency. Hence the name. The flavours though are spot on! Is it even possible to go wrong with ginger and molasses? I’m honestly not sure, and I don’t want to test the theory. As you can see from reading the recipe, these are raw! Which means, in this case, EASY! Hurrah!
All you need is a small food processor and you are ready to roll. I am excited about these, because they are only sweetened by molasses! Blackstrap molasses actually has some vitamins and minerals in it, which means it’s not a totally bankrupt sweetener! Score! I only wish I had more almonds in the house so I could eat some more of these right this moment.
This is the molasses I use – http://amzn.to/1fqtD43
- 1 c almonds
- 2 Tbsp Organic Blackstrap Molasses
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp dried ginger
- ¼ tsp allspice
- Grind almonds in the food processor until mealy consistency.
- Add remaining ingredients and pulse until it combines.
- Remove from food processor and roll into small balls in your hand. Dampen hand with water for easier rolling.
- place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and chill. Store in fridge until ready to eat.
- makes 15½” balls.
If you try these out I hope you like them! They taste really great alongside a mandarin orange. or is it a clementine? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?! I must know.
PS. I promise after christmas I‘ll post more things about veggies. Pinky Promise. You guys wanted this one today, and I can’t blame you! If you want to vote on what recipes go up when, head to my facebook page and give it a like.
PPS. you can win the fat burning chef e-cookbook here! Until Christmas!