These little ‘bombs’ of natural goodness are really easy to make and use just 4 ingredients. Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar or sweeteners, just the natural sweetness of a fresh cherry.
They make the perfect Christmas table treats. For more sugar free Christmas recipe ideas I hope you enjoy my Christmas recipe e-book, A Healthy and Happy Christmas.
Nourish 101:

  • Cherries are rich in antioxidants and potassium and help to reduce inflammation and promote better sleep.
  • Coconut provides a source of beneficial fat that helps to reduce sugar cravings, encourage balanced hormones and has a great satiating quality that keeps you satisfied.
  • Coconut oil is a good source of healthy fat that provides anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
  • Coconut also helps to boost your metabolism.

Coconut Cherry Bombs

These little 'bombs' of natural goodness are really easy to make and use just 4 ingredients. Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar or sweeteners, just the natural sweetness of a fresh cherry.
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free (option), Paleo, Peanut Free, Preservative Free, Processed Sugar Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Yeast Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 500 g fresh cherries
  • 1/4 cup (65g) coconut butter*
  • 2 tsp s (10ml) extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup (50g) pistachios, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Pre-line a flat tray and keep in the fridge to cool whilst preparing other ingredients. (Pre-chilling the tray helps coconut coating to set quickly). 
  • In a small mixing bowl mix coconut butter and oil over boiling water to melt. (Use a small saucepan of boiling water and sit bowl over the top. The heat from underneath will melt the coconut in the mixing bowl.) 
  • Prepare pistachios in a small bowl. 
  • Holding the cherry by the stem and dip in coconut and immediately into pistachios. 
  • Place cherries onto pre-chilled tray and store in fridge to set. 
  • Serve straight from fridge. 

Notes

Make it personal:
  • Swap cherries for strawberries.
Recipe tips:
  • Make sure your cherries are dried well.
  • *Coconut butter is different to coconut oil. Coconut butter is the flesh made into a butter. Find in health food stores or here.
Sensitive to nuts?
  • Swap pistachios for finely chopped pumpkin seeds.
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Casey-Lee Lyons

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