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Orange Cacao Bliss Balls Recipe (VIDEO)

by Adrianne

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

Remember recently when I posted the recipe for Turmeric Energy Balls……well, I have been working on a new combination of ingredients and I am delighted to share them with you today!

Vegan Bliss Balls for breakfast, lunch and dinner, well why not!!

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:

  1. Energy balls do provide you with loads of energy!
  2. You only need your food processor and hands to make these bliss balls
  3. The recipe has only 6 ingredients!!
  4. 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:Orange Cacao Bliss Balls 09

Fresh Orange juice is essential for a zingy taste! 

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Medjool dates are plumper and juicer than regular dates, so grab those if you can! 

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How to serve Orange Cacao Bliss Balls

 As with the Turmeric Energy Balls (Turmeric 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!!).

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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. 

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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! 

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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!!

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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!

Orange Cacao Bliss Balls

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Orange Cacao Bliss Balls Recipe (VIDEO)

Orange Cacao Bliss Balls are on Sweet Caramel Sunday! With simple ingredients and step by step instructions, you will be tempted to eat them all at once!
4.77 from 17 votes
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Course: Breakfast, brunch, snacks, treats
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: energy balls, orange cacao bliss balls, protein balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Adrianne


Orange Cacao Bliss Balls

  • 13 medjool dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 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 1/2. 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 1/2 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 1/2 of a juiced orange and the rind.....not the orange juice from the orange. 
  • Also please note that I use 1/2 of the coconut oil at one stage in the recipe and the remaining 1/2 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 


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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I have been at beautiful Bribie Island (on Queensland’s sunshine coast) this weekend for our family Christmas version 2. We had a bloody great time. Great company, delicious food, beach, swims, sand, sun, tunes, bbq, fish and chips, cake….the list goes on!

Thanks as always for coming and staying to read.

Adrianne x


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Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry January 20, 2019 - 9:40 am

5 stars
I love that these are so easy to make and that they only need a handful of ingredients. Also love that they taste like orange chocolate without any actual chocolate!

Adrianne January 20, 2019 - 9:46 am

Thanks Bintu! I appreciate your feedback. I tried hard with these ones.

Claudia Lamascolo January 20, 2019 - 1:04 pm

5 stars
I love this combination of flavors and so easy to make I need to do these ASAP!

Adrianne January 21, 2019 - 11:54 am

Yes, please do Claudia, hope you love them.

Kristi January 20, 2019 - 1:29 pm

5 stars
This would make a great treat for our high schoolers after some of their long days. I love that the ingredient list is short too!

Adrianne January 20, 2019 - 6:56 pm

Thanks Kristi! Me too.

Tara January 20, 2019 - 2:56 pm

5 stars
Pairing orange and chocolate is one of my favorites combos!

Adrianne January 20, 2019 - 6:56 pm

Cheers Tara, it’s a good combo I think!

Carmella January 20, 2019 - 3:43 pm

5 stars
I love a super simple recipe. These look so yummy with nice, clean ingredients. Perfect as a snack at work!

Adrianne January 20, 2019 - 6:57 pm

Thanks Carmella. Exactly what I was thinking.

Pam Greer January 20, 2019 - 3:51 pm

5 stars
Oh these might be my favorite bliss balls yet! I love them for snacking, I tend to get hungry around 3 ish. It comes from back when I was teaching and would come home hungry! Love the chocolate and orange combination.

Adrianne January 20, 2019 - 6:58 pm

Awesome thanks Pam!! You would have needed loads of energy for teaching I’m sure.

Alex January 21, 2019 - 6:04 am

5 stars
Mm, these flavours sound so good!
I have to try these very soon 🙂

Adrianne January 21, 2019 - 7:09 am

Thanks Alex!! I snacked on one this afternoon as I was between lunch and dinner and wanted something to get me to the end of the day – so good to have on hand! Cheers

Saima January 21, 2019 - 8:09 am

5 stars
Oh my! I love these orange and cacao balls, two of my most favourite flavours ever! Pinning this for later!

Adrianne January 21, 2019 - 8:18 am

Thanks Saima! Appreciate your positive vibes.

Brian Jones January 21, 2019 - 8:50 am

5 stars
They sound like lovely flavours and I am very intrigued by the inclusion of tahini! Sounds yummy!

Adrianne January 21, 2019 - 11:55 am

Cheers Brian, yes it gives great texture and they are not too squishy!

Neli Howard January 21, 2019 - 9:35 am

5 stars
made these over the weekend to take to a party – they were a big hit! Super tasty with tons of flavor!! I love the photos too – beautiful!!

Adrianne January 21, 2019 - 11:56 am

Awesome, great feedback thanks Neli!

Danielle Wolter January 21, 2019 - 11:48 am

5 stars
I have to have these! the flavors are some of my favorite, and I love that they are healthier for you. a perfect snack!

Adrianne January 21, 2019 - 11:56 am

Thanks Danielle! Yes, better than reaching for a chocolate bar I think!

Jacqueline Debono January 21, 2019 - 12:05 pm

5 stars
These orange and cacao bliss balls really do sound so easy to make and delicious! I love the combination of chocolate and orange so am definitely going to give these a try!

Adrianne January 21, 2019 - 12:08 pm

Awesome great to hear Jacqueline! Yes please do make them.

Danielle Wolter March 25, 2019 - 10:47 am

Love the idea of these. chocolate and orange is such a great combo. I always loved it growing up. what a perfect snack!

Adrianne March 25, 2019 - 12:45 pm

Thanks Danielle! Yes they are so handy to have on hand doe snack attack moments!

Sandhya Hariharan March 25, 2019 - 11:12 am

5 stars
Chocolate & Orange is a great combo.. And I love how amazing these bliss balls would taste with my fav ingredients.

Adrianne March 25, 2019 - 12:46 pm

Awesome, great feedback thanks Sandhya!

kim March 25, 2019 - 11:55 am

5 stars
Such wonderful flavors and such an easy snack! Love this recipe!

Adrianne March 25, 2019 - 12:46 pm

So true Kim. Glad you like them. Thanks!

Demeter March 25, 2019 - 12:14 pm

5 stars
I think I’ve just found my new obsession! They’re simply amazing!

Adrianne March 25, 2019 - 12:47 pm

Cheers Demeter! I love them too.

Jessica Formicola March 25, 2019 - 12:29 pm

5 stars
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!

Adrianne March 25, 2019 - 12:47 pm

Awesome, glad you like them Jess. Cheers!


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