These sensationally delicious, healthy, and fresh jaffa-inspired bliss balls are so simple to whip up for the whole family to enjoy. They are low in sodium and saturated fat and high in flavour! Find the recipe below. We hope you love it!
This recipe is extremely adjustable based on what you have in your kitchen, including what flour you have on hand, what nuts you’d like to include, or if you have cacao or choc chips in your cupboard! The options are endless!
Orange Double Cacao Bliss Balls
- 10 Medjool dates each date pitted and cut into 6 or 8 pieces depending on size
- finely grated zest and juice of one orange
- a scant pinch bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cacao powder or substitute cocoa
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup nuts of choice – hazelnuts roasted with skins rubbed off or peanuts are great, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons almond meal
- 1/4 cup choc chips or cacao nibs
Place cut dates in a small heatproof bowl with the juice and finely grated zest of one orange. Add a scant pinch of bicarbonate of soda and soak for 15-20 minutes to soften (you can place the bowl into the microwave and heat through on low for a minute to hasten the process).
Transfer softened date mixture into the bowl of a small food processor. Add cacao powder and vanilla extract. Pulse until combined. The mixture will clump together and be soft and a little sticky.
Add coarsely chopped nuts and almond meal. Pulse once or twice more to combine all ingredients. Stir through choc chips/cacao nibs.
Optional: roll bliss balls in your choice of topping for example coconut, crushed nuts or toasted sesame seeds. Remember to include any extras in your calorie count.
Take level tablespoons of the mixture and roll into balls between moistened palms. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Makes 16 bliss bombs.
Nutritional information (per serve – 1 ball)
Calories: 89 Cal (or 372 kJ) Fat: 4 g Saturated fat: 0.7g Protein: 1.4g Carbohydrate: 11.2g Sugars: 10.5g Fibre: 2.2g Sodium: 11mg
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