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Holiday Canapes

Holidays Canapés

With the holidays in full swing, it’s time to come up with a new, festive way to dine and celebrate with your family and friends. As such, this brings me to part two of my holiday post series; I am continuing with the holiday theme and the spinach pastry post with an idea geared for New Year’s Eve - a quick recipe for canapés. Why specially canapés? Well, little nibbles and bites are a crucial part of throwing a party, especially when Christmas and New Years are concerned.

The canapé recipe is sweet and can even pass off as a healthy treat because it contains dates, coconut, and is covered with matcha powder. In fact, the dish is actually energy date balls that I called canapé just for the sake of festivity. These date balls are very easy to make, are vegan and again, are very healthy on their own. For the garnish, I created a little Christmassy decoration made out of pretzel sticks and chocolate, while this is less healthy, it does look gorgeous!

The plates I chose to serve the canapés on are from my favorite distributor, ZAK Design Europe. And can I just say that they like my blog and recipes (which is amazing) and hey, I like their products! It’s a win-win. If you are looking for a fun gift for family and friends, you can combine plates and bowls of different sizes and maybe add a few glasses too. A real foodie will appreciate that kind of gift!

Best Canapes

And in the words of Taylor Swift…ready for it? Ahh yes, it really is the holidays.

Ingredients:

  • 20 pitted dates
  • 50 grams / 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 50 grams / 2/3 cup of coconut flakes
  • 5 tablespoons of water (you might need a bit more if you see the batter doesn’t unify well).
  • 1 tablespoon of dates syrup
  • 100 grams / 1 cup matcha powder for cover (if you don’t have any then you can cover with more coconut flakes).

Optional- for that extra Christmassy decoration!

  • 30 thin pretzel sticks
  • 100 grams / 2/3 cup white chocolate
  • 2 drops of green food coloring on an oil basis (the water base ones will not unify with the chocolate)
  • Colorful sprinkles

Dates Balls for Christmas

Preparation:

  1. Place the dates, coconut, walnuts, dates syrup and water in a blender.
  2. Blend them until they become one unified batter.
  3. With your hands, roll and create the batter into small balls.
  4. Roll the balls on a plate that contains the matcha powder.

Easy Canapes to Make Ahead

For the Christmas extra decoration

  1. Place the thin pretzel sticks on a tray with intervals between them. So that the pretzels won’t touch and you’ll have plenty of room to create the trees.
  2. Melt the white chocolate and add the food coloring.
  3. Mix well until all the chocolate is completely green.
  4. Drizzle the chocolate on the pretzel sticks in the shape of a Christmas tree.
  5. Add the sprinkles.
  6. Put the tray with the pretzels on top inside of the fridge to set (a half hour is best).
  7. Stick each "tree" on a dates ball.
  8. Last but not least, enjoy!

Canapes to Serve with Cocktails
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Holiday Canapes - Renana's Kitchen, quick recipe for canapés. Why specially canapés? Well, little nibbles and bites are a crucial part of throwing a party, especially when Christmas and New Years are concerned. Holiday Canapes - Renana's Kitchen,  quick recipe for canapés. Why specially canapés? Well, little nibbles and bites are a crucial part of throwing a party, especially when Christmas and New Years are concerned.