Healthier Maltese Style Christmas Log

Maltese Christmas log is unbelievably easy to make.  It is a no-bake, fuss-free quick recipe and it will always taste wonderful as long as you use a good quality chocolate to coat it.  It is usually made with condensed milk.

I think every can relax and enjoy their favourite sweets at Christmas but for a healthier, vegan, no added processed sugar version, try this recipe !

For the healthier version of the Maltese Christmas log, you will need:

3 packets plain biscuits [500g]
1 packet dates [250g]
300ml coconut milk
100g hazelnuts or almonds
50g cherries
4tbsp chocolate powder
2tbsp brandy
350g Chocolate

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Roughly crush the biscuits & chop the dates.

Place the coconut milk & the dates in a saucepan on low heat & stir until the dates break up & the mixture obtains a smooth consistency.

In a bowl mix the biscuit crumbs, the brandy, the hazelnuts or almonds, the cherries an the cocoa powder.
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Use your hands to bring both mixtures together. Place in the fridge for at least 5 minutes.

Form the cooled mixture into a log shape and leave it in the fridge, covered, overnight.

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The next day, decorate with chocolate that has been melted in a bain-marie or microwave.  Sprinkle some icing sugar if you wish and finish off with other decorations of your choice.

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My ingredients come from Lamb Brand

4 responses to “Healthier Maltese Style Christmas Log”

  1. I think I may try this! It sounds like it’s going to have great texture.
    I’ve never cooked with dates – it’s interesting that they break down quickly and form a smooth consistency.
    What kind of biscuits did you use? Something like Digestives?

    1. Thank you 🙂 In Malta we usually use Morning Coffee or Marie Biscuits but you can use any kind that you like. I’m sure its great with digestives 🙂

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