Cherry-Almond Bran Jingle Balls

by Amie on December 17, 2009

It’s time to Deck the Halls with these cute little bite-sized jingle balls.  These are incredibly easy to make and are sure to please your guests this holiday season.  Whether it’s at your Hanukkah table, your Christmas feast or your New Year’s Eve bash…be sure to whip up these adorable cherry almond balls, which are packed with fiber and naturally sweetened with dried cherries, unsweetened coconut and almonds.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bran flake cereal
  • ¾ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup almonds, toasted
  • 3 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar
  • 2 Tbsp. silken Nasoya Tofu
  • 2 tsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. wheat germ

Directions

  • Place bran cereal, cherries and almonds in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add honey, tofu and orange juice; pulse until a stiff dough forms.
  • Scoop tablespoon-size portions and shape with greased hands into balls. Roll each ball in coconut and wheat germ.
  • Place on wax paper. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving or storing.
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Heather (Where's the Beach) December 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I don’t have any dried cherries, but do have cranberries. Think that would work? These sound yummy!

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The Healthy Apple December 17, 2009 at 1:33 pm

OOooooo you bet, darling….I love using dried cranberries, as well…you could even get a little more creative and puree some dried apricots, apples and pears into tiny pieces! I hope you enjoy this recipe…I just made these last night and they are adorable!!!! And of course, so fun to create! Happy Holidays…..(I wish I was on the beach, too, hehe!)

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Naomi (onefitfoodie) December 17, 2009 at 9:26 pm

these sound amazing!! thanks for posting the recipe i LOVE cherries, esp dried :)

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Heather (Where's the Beach) December 24, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Just wanted to let you know that I made these and wrote about it on my blog. I’m not normally a fan of coconut, but these are just fabulous. Not overwhelmingly coconutty at all! Thanks again for sharing this recipe!

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The Healthy Apple December 25, 2009 at 1:55 pm

O goodie; I’m thrilled to hear that these little holiday balls were a success…my family and I are enjoying them right now, hehe…I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and keep up the great blogging, darling!

xo,

Amie

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