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. 

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. 

Recipe:

Coconut Cherry Bombs

Ingredients:

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

Method:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.)
  3. Prepare pistachios in a small bowl. 
  4. Holding the cherry by the stem and dip in coconut and immediately into pistachios. 
  5. Place cherries onto pre-chilled tray and store in fridge to set. 
  6. Serve straight from fridge. 

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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