Chocolate Orange Balls

Call me immature, but the word balls makes me snicker like a school girl. I was going to call these truffles, or bites or something, but hey, everyone likes tasty balls right?! Along with enjoying the word balls, I also enjoy a chocolate-orange combo. Like a Jaffa (delicious Australian treat) or a Terry’s Chocolate Orange (average British second fiddle to said Jaffa). So now I’ve made these, there’s no need for any of us to eat any of that sugar-laden supermarket crap.


1 cup desiccated coconut ( plus a little extra to coat)
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup cacao powder, sifted
1-2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
Zest of 2 oranges
5 rounded tablespoons of date paste
1/3 cup coconut oil

Put all the dry ingredients into your food processor and whizz for a few seconds to combine. Chuck in the date paste, honey, orange zest and coconut oil and whizz until evenly distributed. The texture should look like dark crumbly mud, but will stick together when you pinch a bit between your fingers. Roll into balls and then in some coconut. Keep in the fridge. This recipe makes approximately 15 balls.

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Orange Balls

  1. Hi,

    thank you for sharing your recipe just have one consider about 1/3 cup coconut oil, don’t u think it’s too much oil because when it was crumbly mud it was so oily.

    thank you again for sharing your recipe… I cannot wait to eat it 🙂

    1. Hi Sam, in my experience this might be a difference in our food processors. If you whizz nuts and coconut for a longer time, the natural oil starts to release making the mix too oily. Just try less and see how you go!

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