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  • Writer's pictureRoz McIntosh

Cacao and Orange Bliss Balls

These are the perfect little sweet treat for those moments that require a wee something extra. You know, after the kids go to bed or around 3pm in the afternoon!




  • 2 cups dried dates

  • zest and juice of 2 oranges

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut

  • 1 cup roasted almonds

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder


  1. In a saucepan place the dates and juice of the oranges.

  2. Bring to a gentle boil then lower the heat and stir occasionally, until the dates have softened.

  3. In a food processor, mix the orange zest, coconut, roasted almonds and cacao together until it the nuts are well chopped.

  4. When the dates are soft, add them to the food processor and process until it comes together with a dough-like consistency.

  5. Roll the mixture into balls and then in a little coconut to coat.

  6. Store in the fridge or freezer.

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