A portable, healthier take on a favourite Easter treat, Hot Cross Buns. This could also be a great holiday activity to get little ones involved with helping with the ball rolling!
½ cup raw almonds
½ cup oats
¼ cup pitted dates
1 teaspoon mixed spice
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons currants
½ teaspoon citrus peel (optional)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
A little dark chocolate (80% cocoa or more) for crosses (optional)
Place almonds and oats in a food processor or good blender, and blend to a fine powder.
Add spices and dates and blend well.
Add currants (and peel, if using) and pulse a few times to mix.
Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir through coconut oil.
Roll spoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on a plate or in a container, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. If you'd like to add crosses, melt a little chocolate and transfer to a piping bag or ziploc bag (cut off the corner to pipe), and pipe small crosses on each ball.
Store balls in the fridge for up to a week.
Makes 6 balls