These lollies are a healthier alternative to typical lollipops and really do taste delicious with a wonderful festive hint of citrus from the clementine. They are great fun to make together, albeit a bit messy but that is all part of the festive fun! They would make a gorgeous present, perhaps for a teacher as the end of term approaches?
- 50g dates
- 50g raisins
- 50g almonds
- 15g cocoa powder
- 20g brown rice crispies
- 1 clementine, grated zest only
- 1-2 tbp honey to bind
- 80g 70% dark chocolate for coating
- 10 lolly sticks
- Simply place the raisins, almonds, dates, cocoa powder, honey and grated clementine into a blender and blitz until everything blends together. Then add in the rice crispies and continue to blitz again. The rice crispies provide the crunch inside your lolly so try not to blitz them too finely.
- Put your hands into the mixing bowl and bring together little balls of the mix. You should get at least 8-10 balls.
- Gently squeeze each ball around a lolly stick. (If you don't have lolly sticks just do it without.
- Melt the dark chocolate in a small bowl and dip your lollies in, shaking off any excess. Dust lightly with the sprinkles and place upright in an empty jam jar and allow to dry.
- If you are not using lolly sticks they will still work well. Simply dip or drizzle with chocolate and sprinkles then place on some silicone/non-stick baking parchment to dry.
We have plenty more festive recipes including the easy-to-make Mini Mince Pies and the simple Maple Popcorn. Or why not indulge with our Chocolate Truffles or Dark Chocolate Discs? And it wouldn’t be Christmas without Gingerbread Biscuits and you can enjoy savoury treats too with our Cheese Biscuits and Classic Oatcakes. Or if you need a gift that will make your home smell amazing do try our Spiced Oranges.