Reindeer Poop

These fibre-rich delights are perfect to share with friends and family at Christmas. They also make for precious little Christmas gifts - pop several into a small glass jar, add a ribbon and add your own tag.
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  • Makes 35
  • 20 Minutes Prep
  • 10 Ingredients
  • Easy
Nutrition per serve
  • Energy 412kJ
  • Protein 1.5g
  • Fat (total) 4.6g
  • - Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Carbohydrate (total) 12.00g
  • Fibre 2.2g
  • Sodium 5mg
  • Exchanges 1 (per 2 balls)


100g pitted dates

100g raisins or sultanas

35g craisins

35g dried apricots

2 tablespoons boiling water

½ cup almond meal

1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon cocoa or cacao powder

2 tablespoons rolled oats*

2 teaspoons fresh orange juice

½ cup desiccated coconut plus ½ extra for coating

*Note: omit the oats if you requite gluten or wheat free


  1. Place all the dried fruit in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until finely chopped
  2. Pour boiling water over chopped fruit and leave for a minute
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except for the extra coconut) and blend mixture until it forms a paste
  4. Place the extra coconut on a plate. Remove blade from processor bowl and begin making small balls of mixture. Roll the balls in the coconut to cover
  5. Your reindeer poop can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week

One serve = 2 balls

Dietitian Notes / Recipe Tips

Pop your poop in the freezer to last longer!

NB If you have documented coeliac disease, we’d suggest you leave out the oats due to Coeliac Australia’s position on oats in a gluten free diet. See link:

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Provider Acknowledgement

Recipe and image reproduced with permission from One Handed Cooks;

Disclaimer: The above recipe meets Diabetes NSW & ACT nutrient criteria. However, the opinions expressed on the One Handed Cooks website do not necessarily reflect the views of Diabetes NSW & ACT.

Please note the serving size listed is to be used as a guide only. Consider your own individual nutrient and carbohydrate requirements and adjust the serving size as needed. If you are unsure of your requirements consult an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) for individualised advice.

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