Cacao, Coconut & Orange Balls

These are really delicious.

To be honest, they came about from a happy accident…I was attempting to make an orange & chocolate (a personal fav) nut bar – which just didn’t work out…So these beauties were invented instead. (I am still working on the bar !)

Just another bliss ball you might think, well think again – these are FULL of flavour and have a lovely crunch from the almonds & cashews.

They’re super nutrient dense and energizing.

The high amount of raw cacao powder present gives each ball a good dose of magnesium, iron, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.

Plus the coconut oil will keep you satisfied and nourished, kicking any sweet cravings to the curb.

Enjoy x x

Ingredients:

1 large cup desiccated coconut

1/2 cup raw cashews

1/2 cup raw almonds

3/4 cup dates (soaked &softened in hot water for 15 mins)

1 orange zested + 1/2 orange squeezed juice

2 tbsp raw cacao powder (heaped)

2 tbsp raw coconut oil ( heaped & melted )

2 tbsp raw cacao nibs (optional)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of salt

How to:

~ Firstly ground the almonds & cashews in a food processor until chunky and chopped (nice to have a few bigger pieces).

~ Create a ‘date paste’ by mixing dates in the food processor with a tablespoon or two of the date water.

~ Combine ALL ingredients in a bowl until a lovely sticky mixture forms and then use your hands to mould & roll into balls.

~ Place these in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy when you need a sweet fix.

These should keep for a week or two if kept cool…

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