Christmas Cake Bites

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These Christmas cake bites are the perfect no-bake treat for the holidays! The cake base is made with 5 simple ingredients and dipped into melted chocolate for a bite-sized sweet treat!

Christmas cake bites on a wooden plate.

Cake pops are generally high in sugar, so these mini bites are a great low-sugar option for little ones! They’re sweetened with pure maple syrup and dipped into melted chocolate for a chocolate shell and moist “cake” crumb! They’re easy enough for little ones to get involved in making and decorating them and require no baking!

If you love these cake bites, be sure to try out these blueberry bliss balls and apple pie bliss balls for some other no-bake treats!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these Christmas cake bites:

Ingredients to make Christmas cake bites.
  • Almond Flour: Adds moisture and a subtle nutty flavor to these cake bites.
  • Oat Flour: Helps balance out the flavor of the almond flour.
  • Melted Butter: The main source of moisture of these bites which helps give them a cake-like texture and taste.
  • Maple Syrup: The main source of sweetness in these bites.
  • Vanilla: For added flavor.
  • Chocolate Chips/Sprinkles: To coat and decorate the bites!

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Recipe Substitutions & Additions

  • Oat Flour: The oat flour may be replaced with 1/3 cup of coconut flour. Coconut flour is highly absorbent, so you will need much less than the amount of oat flour needed. Coconut flour definitely gives these pops a smoother, more cake-like texture!
  • Melted Butter: Melted butter may be replaced with melted coconut oil for a dairy-free option.

Step By Step Instructions

Steps to make Christmas cake bites.

STEP 1: Add the melted butter, maple syrup, and vanilla into a bowl and mix until smooth (Images 1 & 2).

STEP 2: Add the almond flour and oat flour into the bowl and mix until a dough-like texture forms. Let the mixture sit for at least 5 minutes to give the oats a chance to soak up the moisture. The mixture should be thick and easily scoopable (Images 3 & 4).

Steps to make Christmas cake bites.

STEP 3: Scoop out heaping tablespoon-sized portions of the mixture and roll the portions into small balls. Place these balls on a parchment paper-lined pan. Place this pan in the freezer for 10 minutes so that the balls are set. If you choose to make cake pops, insert a cake pop stick into each ball before placing them in the fridge (Image 5).

STEP 4: Melt the chocolate in a bowl and set aside. Adding a little coconut oil with the chocolate chips will help it to melt into a smoother texture. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds, adding 10-second increments and stirring in between increments until it fully melts (Image 6).

STEP 5: Once the cake balls firm up, dip them into the melted chocolate, shaking off any excess chocolate (Image 7). Immediately add on sprinkles if using to ensure that they stick (Image 8).

STEP 6: Transfer the cake bites to a parchment paper lined pan or to a cake pop stand if using sticks. Place them in the fridge for 5 minutes so that the chocolate shell sets.

Storage Instructions

Once the cake bites are set, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Once you are ready to eat them, let them sit out at room temperature for a couple of minutes before biting into them. You may also store them in a freezer-safe airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Christmas cake bites on a wooden plate.

Tips For Success

  • You may use 1/3 cup of coconut flour in place of the oat flour.
  • If you are serving these to a young child and prefer not to use chocolate, you can also dip these bites into a thin, smooth yogurt.
  • If you want to serve these as cake pops, insert a cake pop stick into each cake ball before setting them in the fridge to set. If you don’t have a cake pop stand, you can stick holes in a piece of styrofoam to keep the pops upright.
Cake bite ready to be dipped into melted chocolate.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different type of flour for these cake bites?

You can either use a combination of almond flour and oat flour or almond flour and coconut flour. Almond flour is needed for this recipe, but you can use either oat flour or coconut flour as the secondary flour. If using coconut flour in place of oat flour, use 1/3 of a cup.

Can I make these bites as cake pops?

Yes! If making cake pops, insert a cake pop stick into the bites prior to placing them into the fridge to set.

Other No-Bake Treats You’ll Love

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Christmas Cake Pops

These Christmas cake bites are the perfect no-bake treat for the holidays! The cake base is made with 5 simple ingredients and dipped into melted chocolate for a bite-sized sweet treat!
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 bites

Ingredients 

Cake Bites

Chocolate Shell

Instructions 

  • Add the melted butter, maple syrup, and vanilla into a bowl and mix until smooth.
  • Add the almond flour and oat flour into the bowl and mix until a dough-like texture forms. Let the mixture sit for at least 5 minutes to give the oats a chance to soak up the moisture. The mixture should be thick and easily scoopable.
  • Scoop out heaping tablespoon-sized portions of the mixture and roll the portions into small balls. Place these balls on a parchment paper lined pan and place this pan in the freezer for 10 minutes so that the balls set. If you choose to make cake pops, insert a cake pop stick into each ball before placing them in the fridge
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl and set aside. Adding a little coconut oil in with the chocolate chips will help it to melt into a smoother texture. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds, adding 10-second increments and stirring in between increments until it fully melts.
  • Once the cake balls firm up, dip them into the melted chocolate, shaking off any excess chocolate. Immediately add on sprinkles if using to ensure that they stick
  • Transfer the cake bites to a parchment paper lined pan or to a cake pop stand if using sticks. Place them in the fridge for 5 minutes so that the chocolate shell sets.

Notes

  • You may use 1/3 cup of coconut flour in place of the oat flour.
  • If you are serving these to a young child and prefer not to use chocolate, you can also dip these bites into a thin, smooth yogurt.
  • If you want to serve these as cake pops, insert a cake pop stick into each cake ball before setting them in the fridge to set. If you don’t have a cake pop stand, you can stick holes in a piece of styrofoam to keep the pops upright.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 33mg, Potassium: 75mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 118IU, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 1mg
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About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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