Liquorice Root And Gingerbread Balls

The combination of sweet dates and gingerbread spices works amazingly well together! These spicy goodnesses are a great addition to the Christmas table. You can use a different set of spices for finishing touch to add a variety of flavours. I’ve used some coconut sugar along with berry powder, black sesame seeds and raw chocolate powder (and nibs) here. Works well!

Because there’s no baking or waiting, these bites are super easy to make. This kind of a healthy Christmassy snack is also a great gift idea for a friend or family. Just pack the liquorice root and gingerbread balls into a gift box and finish with a  beautiful string. A self-made present is always the best!


Dates can improve digestive health and treat and prevent anaemia. It’s helpful for bone, blood and immune system health, energy boost and heart health.

Sesame seeds

All seeds have essential fatty acids and are high in protein, they are also chock-full of antioxidants and high in fibre which helps boost your metabolism. Sesame seeds have huge health benefits. They have high-quality protein, rich in calcium and magnesium. The high zinc content helps produce collagen, giving skin more elasticity and helping repair damaged body tissues. Sunflower seeds, on the other hand, are an excellent source of vitamin E, the body’s primary anti-inflammatory fat-soluble antioxidant.

Raw Cacao

Raw cacao is claimed to have loads of health benefits! For example, it can improve your memory, increase your bliss, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy.


Bitter orange peel is used for weight control, upset stomach, nasal congestion and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower the risk of disease. Carnations, also known as Dianthus caryophyllus, may help alleviate stress and nervousness. Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols.

MCT-oil and Coconut oil

MCT-oil is medium-chain fatty acids and easily absorbed for instant and sustained energy (made of coconut oil). Healthy fats improve blood sugar regulation and the capacity to combat harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Liquorice Root And Gingerbread Balls
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  • 30g Virgin Coconut oil
  • 150g Organic Dates (pitted and soaked for at least 30 minutes)
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut Nectar
  • 2dl=0.8c Oatmeal (gluten-free)
  • 1dl=0.4c Black sesame seeds
  • 1dl=0.4c Sunflower seeds
  • Pinch of Himalayan Salt
  • Flavouring
  • 1 tablespoon Gingerbread Spice Mix (bitter orange, cinnamon, carnation, ginger)
  • OR 1 tablespoon Liquorice root powder
  • Ideas for toppings
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Raw Cacao Powder
  • Cacao nibs
  • Gigerbread spices
  • Freeze-dried lingonberry powder
  • Black sesame seeds


  1. Melt the coconut oil in a microwave (30sec) or in a steel bowl in a kettle above the tenderly boiling water.
  2. Chop the dry ingredients in a food processor as smooth as possible.
  3. If you have a quality food processor, you can add the soaked dates (not the soaking water) and the melted coconut oil at once and mix. I usually mix the dry ingredients and dates separately and then mix it all together with a spoon.
  4. Scoop out a tablespoon of dough into the palm of your hand and roll it between your palms until it becomes rounded.
  5. Coat the liquorice root and gingerbread balls with toppings of your choice.
  6. Store in the fridge or in the freezer for later use.

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