This year on the day we decorated for Christmas I made the dough for these raw Paleo Peppermint Fudge Snowballs and let the kids decorate them as part of dinner. It was so festive and fun! Everyone had a blast making them, and everyone loved them!
If you’re familiar with my recipes, you’ll know that I love to use dates, chocolate, and nuts in a lot of my cooking! They’re all healthy and delicious. These Paleo Peppermint Fudge Snowballs combine all three, with the added flavor and health benefits of peppermint. Peppermint is good for your digestion, and can calm nausea. It can also aid respiration and reduce inflammation. You may have also noticed that peppermint is a common ingredient in stress relief teas. It has a calming effect. Christmas is the perfect time of year for peppermint and chocolate, so be on the lookout for a peppermint hot cocoa recipe I’ll be posting shortly!
Before we get to the recipe for the raw Paleo Peppermint Fudge Snowballs I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes, if you haven’t done so already. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.
- 1 1/2 Cups Pitted Dates
- 1 Cup Raw Pecans
- 1 Cup Raw Walnuts
- 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 1/2 Tsp Pure Peppermint Extract
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- Finely Shredded Coconut (unsweetened) or Blanched Almond Meal for the “Snow”
Combine all of the ingredients, except the shredded coconut, in the food processor. Run it on high, until the mixture is smooth. You may need to run it for a few minutes, to make sure there aren’t any chunks. Take a taste before removing the Paleo peppermint fudge from the processor, to make sure it is sweet enough. If it tastes too fruity from the dates you may want to add a little more cocoa powder, and mix it more. Make sure the dough is sticky enough for the coconut to stick to it…add more liquid if needed!
Use your hands to make small fudge balls and roll them in the coconut. They can get pretty sticky, so the easiest way to form them is to immediately throw your clump of dough into the coconut, then form it into a ball after it’s been coated. For the kids I gave them each about a quarter cup of dough on their plate, and let them decide what to do with it. One made one big ball, and the others made a few small ones. We all had fun! I think they taste the best chilled. Enjoy!