Bliss Balls have been my go to recipe this Christmas season. Sure I have lots of decadent recipes here for you to choose from, but having a batch of these in the freezer is such a good idea. I hope you can try these Christmas Pudding Bliss Balls soon!
I bought a packet of Fruit Mix thinking it was Fruit Mince – my Mummy addled brain makes all sorts of weird mistakes on a daily basis, I assume I am not alone?
Anywho, since I am not really a fan of Christmas pudding or cake I thought I would try and use this as a substitute in a bliss ball recipe. And the result is so cool! To ensure the real Christmas flavours came through I added roasted almonds, orange zest and a tiny bit of almond essence.
This gives the hint of that divine almond icing that use to go on under the white icing layer on Christmas cakes when I was a little girl…..and in fact the only bit I enjoyed!
I am such a stickler for recipes, I am usually not very adventurous when it comes to baking simply because I know someone much cleverer than I has tried and tested a recipe to make sure it tastes edible, rises enough and does all the things edible food should do! But with Bliss Balls all that can go out the window! It is the perfect recipe to add, alter and jazz up the flavours and ingredients. Taste as you go to get the flavour you love.
I added white chocolate to the top of these so they are not all good for you, but they looked so cute I could not resist, and of course my love affair with freeze dried raspberries continues! They are quite pricey but you use so few that a bag is going to last me a long time.
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So onto the recipe, remember this is my version, feel free to amend as you like. If almond is not your thing feel free to use either vanilla or even rum or brandy to taste like a real Christmas ball!
Another easy delicious bliss ball recipe to add to your list of things to try! These are so fun and absolutely delicious any time of year but definitely have that Christmassy taste.
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