Mini Christmas puddings (gluten and cane sugar free)

On the blog you can find plenty of fun Christmas treats to make (I collated 13 of them in this post.) They are all cute, but contain lots of sugar! My kids still consume cane sugar in their overall diet and I still make food that contains cane sugar for them, but I continue to work on reducing the amount of cane sugar they consume. If you are trying to do the same, you should check out this post on the blog from sponsor Pureharvest – 10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Sugar Intake.

These mini Christmas puddings were a winner as the kids loved them and they are cane sugar free and gluten free. They are also easy to make. Some time is required though for the setting process, but they are a recipe you can easily cook with the kids.

I based it off my rice cake slice recipe which uses lots of lovely organic products from blog sponsor Pureharvest.
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First off it is mixing the liquid ingredients together.
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Then crushing up the rice cakes.
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Mixing the two together and placing the mix into muffin trays.
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To keep the recipe cane sugar free I use Loving Earth Coconut Mylk Chocolate , which I adore! It is sweetened using organic evaporated coconut nectar.
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Once the rice cakes have set, it is time for the chocolate topping an goji berries.
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Back for another stint in the fridge and then these mini Christmas puddings are ready to eat!
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Mini Christmas puddings (gluten and cane sugar free)
Recipe type: Sweet treats
Serves: 15
  1. Cut baking paper into squares.
  2. Crush rice cakes by hand into a large bowl.
  3. In a bowl mix melted coconut oil, tahini, rice malt syrup and vanilla.
  4. Pour the rice malt syrup mix onto the crushed rice cakes and mix well.
  5. Place a baking paper square into a muffin space in the tray and press down firmly using the back of a spoon.
  6. Continue this process until you have used all the mixture. We made 15.
  7. Place in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.
  8. When ready, break up the chocolate and place it into microwave safe bowl. Melt the chocolate on high for 45 seconds stir, heat again for 15 second bursts until melted.
  9. Turn out the rice cakes from the muffins and place them upside down on the tray, putting the baking paper squares underneath them.
  10. Using a teaspoon, spoon the chocolate over the rice cakes, pouring on the top and letting it drizzle down the sides.
  11. Add a couple of goji berries to the top for decoration and place the tray in the fridge for them to set.
  12. Once set, store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

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