December 21, 2012

The Life of Clare: Raw Christmas Puddings

Needing a healthy-ish treat for a last minute get-together?  I think you need to try Clare's recipe.  I adore that she calls them "puddings", as I would probably call them "that ball thing of chocolate and nuts".  Let's go with "puddings".
Having tried these, I can personally say that this combination of raw food is delicious (and would be a great pre-workout snack...because I know you're all working out this week, right?).
Thank you, Clare!

When Kristin put it out there that she was looking for guest bloggers for the Christmas season, I jumped at the chance. She was looking for Christmasy themed things and being a food blogger I had to do something food related. Recently I've started getting into raw cooking and looking at the benefits of cacao, coconut oil etc. So I decided to combine my new found love for raw foods, making something similar to the second layer of this raw chocolate slice, and the idea of my mum's mini Christmas puddings. They worked out better than I could have imagined.  

 It's super easy, doesn't taste like you're eating something that's super good for you (but they are), and they've had many stamps of approval.


 To the top of some, I added white chocolate, and then mint leaves and red cherries to look like holly. The others I just rolled in coconut.
Raw Cacao Christmas Puddings
Serves: 14
  • 1/2 cup activated almonds
  • 1/2 cup activated walnuts
  • 1/4 cup cacaco
  • 1/4 cup mixed dried fruit
  • 1/8 coconut flakes
  • 7 madjool dates
  1. Add nuts to the food processor and pulse until crushed.
  2. Add a mixture of the remaining ingredients to the food processor, until all are used and the ingredients stick together when pinched between your fingers.
  3. Roll into small balls (I made about 14).
  4. Now you can choose to roll cacao, coconut, or top like a mini pudding.
Have you ever eaten raw foods? What Christmas treats remind you of your childhood?


  1. Oh wow these are pretty interesting. Have never heard of anything like this. :)

  2. These look like an even-better version of a Larabar. And I LOVE those. I need to make these!


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