Servings: 14 · Prep Time: 10 mins · Cooking Time: 60 mins
Total Time: 70 mins
Snacks | Quick
Energy balls are everywhere these days and, although they all look and sound delicious, with lots of bold health claims attached to them. They are usually filled with dried fruits, added sugars (albeit disguised as healthy- I'm looking at you "Agave"), which will make them very high in carbs and sugars and take your blood sugar on a rollercoaster ride. These every balls, however, are low in carbs, have a wonderful brownie like consistency and are pure chocolate orange indulgence. There is, in our opinion, nothing more delicious than the combination of orange and chocolate. Decorate them however you wish. Some drizzled high percentage choc and a scattering of cacao nibs, or some flaked almonds and chia seeds. However you wish to serve them, they will be one of your favourite go to recipes, for a little chocolatey treat.
- almond butter (120g)
- dark chocolate (50g)
- coconut oil (25g)
- desiccated coconut (40g)
- cocoa powder (2 tbsp)
- orange + juice (1 medium, zest + 1 tbsp juice)
- chia seeds (2 tbsp)
- ground almonds (50g)
- sweetener (optional) (2 tsp, powdered)
Put the almond butter, coconut oil, desiccated coconut and optional sweetener in a high-powered blender or food professor and blitz for 1-2 minutes until well combined, thick and creamy.
Add the cocoa, orange zest, juice , chia seeds, ground almonds and dark, melted choc and blitz again until sticky. If it does not stick together well, blitz for a little longer. If it is too loose, add a little more ground almonds.
Once it is a malleable texture, take a tablespoon of mixture and mould into a ball with your hands.
Place each ball on a pate and repeat until you have used up all the mixture.
Place the plate of balls in the freezer for 1 hour, covered, until well set.
Remove and keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
You can decorate them, however you choose. We love adding chia seeds, or nuts to ours
Alternatively, keep in the freezer in a sealed container for up to 3 months.