A healthier, but equally as tasty, alternative to a mince pie! These Mince Pie Bliss Balls will keep your hunger at bay whilst getting you in the festive spirit. Perfect for lunch boxes, with a cup of tea or packaged in jars for a tasty Christmas gift.
Place the figs into a large bowl and cover with just boiled water. Allow the figs to rehydrate in the water for 5 minutes before draining thoroughly.
Pulse the almonds and pecan nuts in a high speed food processor until they resemble rough bread crumbs. Add the rehydrated figs, raisins, cranberries, orange peel and spices and pulse again until everything has come together to create a nice sticky dough.
Use your hands to form tbsp sized chunks of the mixture into 12 nice round balls, before rolling in the topping of your choice (if using).
Place the balls in the fridge for an hour to firm up before serving.