Luckily, healthy no longer equals missing out on nostalgic holiday treats – including all the Christmas goodies.

This year, we’re focusing on gingerbread, which is a flavor currently hard to come by when you’re searching for a cookie that’s nutrient-rich and free from unnatural sugars and flours.

However, when you turn gingerbread into a bliss ball, you suddenly end up with a mineral-rich dessert bursting with antioxidants and healthy fats, and sweetened with only natural sugars.

Joy to the World … gingerbread has come.


Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10-15 minutes
Serves: 12 balls


1 cup pecans
1 cup medjool dates
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp Ava Jane Colima Sea Salt
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp orange zest
Goji berries for garnish
Shredded coconut for rolling


Add pecans to your food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
Add in dates, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, sea salt, vanilla, cocoa powder, and orange zest and pulse until a thick dough has formed.
Roll dough into small balls between your palms. Gently roll in shredded coconut.
Top with a goji berry for garnish and serve.
*If the dough is too dry, add a dash of maple syrup.

Easy to download PDF: Salted Chocolate Christmas Bliss Balls