Healthy Pops – The No-Cake Alternative

by Sarah

Hello beauties! Christmas is fast approaching bringing with it parties, gatherings and irresistible food. If you don’t want to compromise taste and health but still want a sweet treat (or to impress your guests), this recipe is definitely for you: No-cake Healthy Pops!

They not only take minutes to whip together and I mean ‘no baking’ needed; they look adorable and they have the fudgiest sweetest consistency that it’s hard to believe they’re actually good for you. Before I get onto the details, I have to give credit to my sister for discovering this recipe but more so credit to Instagram: @sassyballerina for the recipe itself. Lets start!

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For the mixture you will need:

1 cup of dates (de-seeded); 1 cup of almonds; 1/2 cup of walnuts; 1/4 cup of cacao powder, 1-2tbsp of water and a food processor

For the coating you will need:

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A bowl of shredded coconut, a bowl of goji berries, a bowl of ground pistachio

I used these three ingredients as coating so that they would have festive Christmas colors. You can use different nuts and dried berries or fruits; or even sprinkles depending on the occasion you make them for.

Start by grinding the almonds and walnuts in the food processor, add the cacao powder, de-seeded dates and the water. Continue to blend until you get a sticky fudgy mixture as the picture below.

Take just over a tablespoon of mixture into your hand and roll into medium size balls. The size in the pictures will give you around 22-24 pops but you can adjust the sizes to your preference.

Coat the pops with coconut, goji berries and pistachio – or any other coating you like. You can also either plate them up as they are, or use cake pop sticks like I did to decorate. I had a cake pop base but any foam or cardboard base will also work as a stand.

The only other thing left to do is to devour them! :) Enjoy!! xx

Let me know if you try this recipe xx

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