Choc Orange Balls of Bliss
This will be short and sweet just like my favourite quick treat food. There are many variations that you will see and once you try them, and then make them again and again and again you may want to make some variations. But I always come back to these, I find them completely satisfying and if I happen to get into a bit of a choccy rut, even fair-trade organic dark chocolate can be eaten a little too often, I will make a batch of these to have in the fridge. I did find this recipe online some years ago, copied the recipe down but now I am unable to find the reference to share with you. So here it is
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashews
4 medjool dates
1 cup sultanas
1/4 cup cacao
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cupish desiccated coconut to roll balls in
Roughly chop almonds and cashews in a food processor until you have breadcrumbs.
Chop and add dates and sultanas.
Finely grate orange zest and juice of orange, take care not to add too much juice and make mixture too wet, and add both to mixture (not all the juice at once and see how you go).
Add Cacao and Coconut and mix until mixture comes together and everything chopped up chunky like.
Scoop tablespoon spoon size out roll into balls with hands then roll in coconut.
Wait till all mixture is gone before licking mixture off hands and store in the fridge.
note: these are fresh non processed ingredients so much better than a packaged treat, and they are delicious and satisfying which should help you stop at one ball, rather than annihilating an entire chocolate bar and still not feeling satisfied. Remember moderation is always the key and they last a long time in the fridge.
all ingredients are usually organic where possible too.