Jingle Balls

A real taste of Christmas with these easy Christmas cake raw balls. The perfect way to get that Christmas cake fill without the fuss. They’re perfect in the run-up to Christmas to get you in the festive mood or even post-Christmas dinner with a warm cup of tea.

Serves 20 Balls

Cooks in 15 Minutes


  • 150G Pecans
  • 100G Hazelnuts
  • 100G Raisins
  • 80G Medjool dates
  • 50G Mixed peel
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 2-3 tsp Mixed spice (depending on how much you love mixed spice)
  • ½ inch Ginger peeled and grated
  • 300g Icing sugar
  • 5 tbsp lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence


In a food processor add all the ball ingredients combine until all the ingredients are broken down and thick consistency.
Taking sections, roll 20 small balls about the size of a ping pong.
Place the balls onto a wire rack over a tray or parchment paper (to catch the dripping icing).

For the icing
Combine the icing sugar ingredient and stir until silky smooth.
Using a spoon drizzle the icing over each ball letting it cover the sides and drip down until they’re covered in a think icing layer.
Let set before digging in with a cuppa by the fire.