Chocolate Orange Energy Balls
February 03, 2017 | Makes 12
- 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.
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.