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About the author – Sweet Caramel Sunday is from Queensland, Australia. Adrianne has travelled all over the world, and her favourite foods are Asian inspired. She is a keen Yogi and animal lover, as well as being a recipe developer and photographer.
Do you find yourself reaching for a chocolate bar or biscuit mid-afternoon? Normally by that time in the day, we are feeling a bit zapped! When you feel like you need a pick me up, why not reach for a power-packed bliss ball instead.
Bliss balls (or raw balls) are healthy snacks with just the right ingredients to boost your energy, and they are a perfect size too! Lovely with an afternoon cuppa, bite-size balls that will fuel you up without weighing you down.
Firstly the best things about bliss balls are ;
- They are so quick and easy to make
- They are healthy so make a perfect snack
- They fill you up without weighing you down
- Making your own snacks means “zero waste” so no plastic packaging which means no impact on the environment
Cacao is a superfood
Additionally, these energy balls are made with cacao. Cacao is chocolate, but in a raw form, so it’s not the same as chocolate. It hasn’t been roasted, but rather cold-pressed and there is no added sugar.
In addition, cacao is also a highly nutritious food, high in antioxidants, nutrients and also healthy fats. Cacao also contains only a small amount of caffeine compared to normal chocolate, which means you can eat it before bed too!
As well as all of that, I love the fact that these balls have a hint of orange in them. They remind me of Terry’s Chocolate Orange bars I used to eat as a child!
Orange Cacao Bliss balls
A very quick, easy, healthy snack to make that tastes delicious!
- 13 medjool dates pitted
- 1 cup almonds roasted
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1/2 orange juiced
1.Orange Cacao Bliss Balls
2.Preheat your oven to 180 degrees F 82.2 degrees C. Line a baking tray with paper
3.Add almonds to baking tray and toast toast for 4 minutes
4.Remove pit from dates and discard
5.Add almonds to a food processor and blitz to combine
6.Add dates and blitz again
7.Cut orange in 1/2. Juice one half and slice the juiced half and rind into pieces (use orange juice for other purpose)
8.Add dates and blitz again
9.Pour in 1/2 coconut oil and blitz
10.Add tahini and blitz
11.Add cacao and blitz
12.Add remaining coconut oil and blitz
13.Roll into balls
14.Coat with cacao powder (optional)
Finally, I would like to say a massive thank you to Adrianne for letting me share this delicious recipe!
This Keto Sweet Recipe book has some great ideas in it. You can find it here.
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