Orange Cacao Bliss Balls are choc orange truffles that melt in your mouth! With step by step instructions, you will love this choc orange combination. These vegan bliss balls are going to rock your socks.
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How to Make Orange Cacao Bliss Balls
These orange cacao bliss balls are exactly that. I worked with two primary ingredients that I love and I know work well together.
We all love a piece of orange chocolate every now and then, don't we! I usually like the dark chocolate variety with bits of orange.
This recipe takes inspiration from that chocolate to make a healthy nutritious treat that you can eat on the go.
Once you have whipped these up, they can easily go in the fridge in a container labelled 'eat me!!'
There were a few options that I worked through in coming up with this recipe. Initially I thought I would be able to buy orange pieces. However, whilst I did locate a bag of citrus (orange and lemon) pieces, it was filled with sugar and my teeth shuddered at the thought!
When I am off to yoga in the evening, I find having a snack a good way to keep me full till dinner time.
These bliss balls are a perfect snack.
They are rich and chewy and the flavours zing around in your mouth truly making you feel 'bliss!'.
Orange Cacao Bliss balls questions answered:
About the recipe:
- There is no egg, dairy or cheese in the recipe
- There is no actual chocolate in the recipe
- The recipe is VEGAN
- These freeze really well
To answer your questions:
- Energy balls do provide you with loads of energy!
- You only need your food processor and hands to make these bliss balls
- The recipe has only 6 ingredients!!
- This is a SUPER EASY dish to pull together
Let’s whip up these snacks together…here is how to make our Orange Cacao Bliss Balls with step by step photos:
Fresh Orange juice is essential for a zingy taste!
Medjool dates are plumper and juicer than regular dates, so grab those if you can!
How to serve Orange Cacao Bliss Balls
I like to use an ingredient on the outside of the balls for texture.
This time I used some of the cacao powder to roll the balls in so they have a nice chocolate like coating (Ermagawd yummmmmmmm right!!).
How to Roll Choc Orange Truffles
Roll, roll, roll, your balls!! Trust me, IT WORKS!!! Use a spoon to portion out the batter, then roll into small balls.
Again, don't be too worried about the name. Energy balls, protein balls, bliss balls.
They are all names for the same thing. I use dates in my bliss balls as they are easy, healthy and convenient!
The perks of vegan bliss balls
These bliss balls will keep for a while (at least 2 weeks in the fridge) without 'expiring'. That is one of the best things about them. They are the snack that just keeps giving!!
Choc orange truffles, vegan bliss balls, sounds like we are going to a heath retreat with these and you are going to LOVE it, haha!
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Orange Cacao Bliss Balls Recipe (VIDEO)
Orange Cacao Bliss Balls
- 13 medjool dates
- 1 cup almonds
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ⅓ cup tahini
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- ½ orange (juiced)
Orange Cacao Bliss Balls
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees F 82.2 degrees C. Line a baking tray with paper
- Add almonds to baking tray and toast toast for 4 minutes
- Remove pit from dates and discard
- Add almonds to a food processor and blitz to combine
- Add dates and blitz again
- Cut orange in ½. Juice one half and slice the juiced half and rind into pieces (use orange juice for other purpose)
- Add dates and blitz again
- Pour in ½ coconut oil and blitz
- Add tahini and blitz
- Add cacao and blitz
- Add remaining coconut oil and blitz
- Roll into balls
- Coat with cacao powder (optional)
- It is a really good idea to watch my recipe video before cooking these as the technique I have used for the orange/juice is important. We actually use ½ of a juiced orange and the rind.....not the orange juice from the orange.
- Also please note that I use ½ of the coconut oil at one stage in the recipe and the remaining ½ at another stage, this is to ensure a consistent mix of the balls without being too wet or dry.
- The balls would be too moist if you used the juice as well as remaining oil and rind. Keep the freshly squeezed juice in the fridge for breakfast!!
- These bliss balls can be frozen for up to a month
- The energy balls will keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks in an air tight container
I think I've just found my new obsession! They're simply amazing!
Cheers Demeter! I love them too.
Jessica Formicola says
Orange and chocolate has got to be one of my favorite combos, and these balls were no exception! Wonderful flavor and I can't wait to make them again!
Awesome, glad you like them Jess. Cheers!