Chocolate Orange Energy Balls


  • 1 Cup of Almonds or Cashews (150g)
  • 3/4 Cup of Dates (110g)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Cacao Powder
  • 1 Medium Orange

 Energy balls are one of my favourite snacks, perfect for taking on the go or grabbing from the cupboard. This flavour is so delicious and simple, with just four nutritious ingredients. The cacao powder gives them a rich chocolatey taste and is full of antioxidants and vitamins and it tastes insane with the fresh orange juice and zest.

Chocolate & Orange Energy Balls 2

Preheat the oven to 180’C. Add the dates to a bowl and pour boiling water over them and leave them to soak.

Add the nuts to a roasting and roast at 180’C for about 8 minutes until golden.

Add the roasted nuts to your food processor and blend until fine. Add in the cacao powder and blend to combine.

Drain the dates and add them to your food processor. Zest the orange and add the zest to the food processor and squeeze in 2 tablespoons of juice from the orange. Blend for about 20 seconds until you have a sticky mixture.

Roll the mixture into balls. Store them in the fridge, they should keep perfectly for about a week.

15 Comments to Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

  1. Karen says:

    These look incredible! How are they best stored? And how long will they last? – If I manage not to devour them all on one go!

    Thanks 🙂

  2. Laura Louise says:

    Hello! These look gorgeous! How long do they keep for please?

  3. hilary says:

    how many portions/balls does this make? love your recipes struggle with portion control!!

  4. AOIFE says:

    Can you use ground almonds instead of whole almonds ?

  5. M&M says:

    These look great, how important would roasting the nuts be?

    • Indy Power says:

      I think it’s really important, roasting them really bring out the flavour so I tend to roast the nuts in most of my recipes but it is up to you. They’ll still work perfectly with raw nuts x

  6. Claire says:

    Hi – I am tracking my food on my fitness pal app , how many calories are the chocolate orange energy balls. Thank you , BTW they are soooooo good I made them today .

  7. Laura says:

    These are delicious! I’ve made energy balls before but these were definitely the easiest to make (is it because the nuts and dates are still warm?) and the tastiest! If you have any flavour variations, please let us know!!!