Who doesn’t love party food at Christmas? This week I’ll be sharing party food on the blog and first up it’s these cute peppermint puds!
All my presents are wrapped, the gifts are under the tree and when it comes to working? As soon as the afternoon rolls round, I’m ready to make a hot chocolate and put a Christmas movie on the telly! It definitely feels like party season, the last two weeks of December are all about chilling and party food!
When it comes to party food, I think everything in miniature. Stuff that people can just pick up with their hands and pop into their mouths. This popping action is a slippery slope which is why I love to serve party food that’s a little more on the healthy side.
I get it, Christmas is all about indulgence, but honestly, I’m not a fan of feeling bloated and crappy by January the 1st. Indulgence is great but balance is the key and enjoying everything in moderation is truly the best part of this season. I am loving my chocolate chip cookies at the moment but I’ve also been eating hearty salads and doing workouts (along with dance practices for Z’s engagement) and ballet too.
When it comes to party food, trust me, no one is interested in bite-sized stuff more that me, but I love to mix it up a little. So serving things like buckwheat blinis, avocado pâté and throwing oat cakes alongside some goat’s cheese with fruit are good-for-you-party-food-pleasers.
I love mint chocolate anything, which is why I served mini-mint-mousses at my birthday party but these puddings are way easier to whip up. I serve them in shot glasses with little spoons and they make the perfect party food at Christmas, light, refreshing and sweet!
- (Serves 4)
- 1 cup silken tofu
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk
- 2tbsp cacao powder
- 2tbsp xylitol
- 1tsp peppermint essence
- Blitz all the ingredients together in a blender and divide into four tall (or eight small) shot glasses.
- Chill in the fridge overnight or at least four hours.