Edible Mini Gifts

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    1 hour 15 minutes

    These 'gifts' make a lovely edible decoration for Christmas. They are also vegan and gluten free.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 12 pieces

    • 70g whole unpeeled almonds
    • 70g cashews
    • 12 stoned dates
    • 70g dried cranberries
    • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
    • 175g dessicated coconut
    • For the decoration
    • icing sugar
    • lemon juice
    • red food colouring
    • snowflakes or other sugar decorations

    Directions
    Preparation:45min  ›  Extra time:30min freezing  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Toast almonds and cashews in a dry pan. Set aside to cool.
    2. Coarsely chop almonds and cashews in a food processor. Add dates and coconut oil; pulse again to combine ingredients but be careful not to turn it into a paste.
    3. Transfer to a bowl and add the dessicated coconut. Mix well.
    4. Line a rectangular baking dish with baking paper and tip the mixture into it. Flatten with a spatula and place in the freezer till hardened, about 30 minutes.
    5. Unmould and cut into squares.
    6. Mix icing sugar with just enough lemon juice to make a very thick icing. Add a few drops of food colouring and stir well. Place into a piping bag with a fine nozzle and pipe a 'ribbon' onto each square. Add snowflakes or other sugar decorations if desired. Set aside until the icing is completely hardened.
    7. Put on small plates on the table or napkins for a festive Christmas table decoration.

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