Christmas Cranberry Triangles

IMG_4789IMG_4785‘Tis the season to be jolly! Fa la la la la la la la la! I still like to indulge myself at this time of year, but still also to keep it clean…sometimes! These little bites are great to store in the fridge or freezer to bring out when your family open a big box of chocolates or to give to a friend wrapped up in gold paper, box and ribbon!

Ingredients

Makes 64
  • 150g hazelnuts
  • 2 heaped tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 250g prunes
  • 50g coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. agave syrup
  • 100g dried cranberries

How to Make

Place the hazelnuts in the food processor and blend into a paste. Keep scraping the sides down so all the nuts get involved. Use good quality dark cocoa powder. If you can get your hands on it, cacao powder is the cleanest form. However it is really hard to find unless you order it online. Then add the prunes, the coconut oil and the syrup and blend until smooth. Or course, you can leave some chopped nuts for a bit of bite and texture, but for a change I have kept these smooth. At the last minute, add the dried cranberries to the food processor and pulse, to chop them up a bit.

Line a square tin with cling film and press the mixture firmly down with the back of a spoon. Next, lay another piece of cling film over the top and place another tin of the same size and press down tight. Pop it in the freezer for about 45 mins. Once it is firm, use a big sharp knife, cut into 16 squares, then cut each square into 4 triangles.

I store these in the freezer and eat from frozen, or just slightly defrosted with a cup of tea! Probably 4 pieces per portion is a good treat amount.

I have chosen dried cranberries for that Christmassy feel. However you can switch it for something else if you prefer. I don’t really like the taste of alcohol in my sweets or desserts, but I know that many of you do. Should you wish, add a splash of rum or whatever you have to hand for a real festive feel!

Merry Christmas!

Nutritional Information

Calories : 35
Total Fat : 2.3 g
Saturated Fat : 0.8g
Total Carbs : 3.6g
Protein : 0.5g