The great thing about this recipe is it only take about 5 mins to make, they taste terrific, are very healthy and gluten free.


Why not make a batch and wrap them in a cellophane bag, top with a Christmas ribbon and you have a lovely gift to hand out to friends and family.



  • 225g dates (I used dried dates) or 10-15 fresh pitted dates
  • zest and juice from 1 orange
  • 250g dried apricots, chopped
  • 150 g or 1 1/2 cups of almond meal or ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 80g white chocolate, melted for the top (eliminate this to keep it Dairy free)
  • Cranberries or fresh cherries for the decoration on top





  • Combine the dates, orange zest, apricots, vanilla, almond meal, spices in a food processor and blend till the mixture resembles fine crumbs.




  • Spoon the mixture into a bowl and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the orange juice.  Mix again.  The pudding should come together in the your hands when slightly squeezed.
  • Mould into bite sized balls and place onto some baking paper and into the fridge to set.
  • Melt your chocolate in a small bowl over a simmering pot of water.
  • Dip each pudding into the melted chocolate.  You could use white or chocolate, its up to you.
  • Garnish each pudding with your choice of decoration, goji berries, fresh cherries for example
  • Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in a container.




I bet they won’t last long at your place.

A great treat for morning or afternoon tea. The dried fruit adds sweetness so there is no need to add sugar. Top with vanilla bean custard or lush mango coconut custard.