Munchie buster! Cocoa-orange balls!

These are a perfect snack if you want something chocolatey but a little more filling. You can use orange zest or natural orange flavouring – whichever (or both if you like it really orangey). You can also leave out the orange altogether and just have them plain chocolate. They are around 158 cals per ball, but it very much depends how large you make them of course! This recipe makes approx ten.


You will need:

175g cashews

200g Medjool dates, pitted

20g rasins

30g cocoa powder (plus a little extra for rolling)

Zest of 1 orange or natural orange flavouring


Pop the cashews food processor and pulse until they’re in small pieces.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the processor and pulse until you have a sticky dough.

It’s very sticky at the moment so scoop it out into some cling film and pop in the freezer for around 20 mins.

Once it’s a little firmer, remove and roll into small balls. Roll the balls in cocoa powder and then store in the fridge in an airtight container.

Enjoy 🙂



Chocolate Treat Bars


3 tbsp Agave Nectar or Honey
2 – 3 tbsp Peanut Butter or any Nut Butter
1 oz (27.5 g) Sesame Seeds
1 oz (27.5 g) Sunflower Seeds
1 oz (27.5 g) Carob Powder or Cocoa
0.5 oz (15 g) Desiccated Coconut
0.5 oz (15 g) Dried Cranberries

Combine the agave nectar and peanut butter in a saucepan, heat gently, stirring continually.

Once combined, remove from the heat and immediately add all remaining ingredients, except the cranberries. Mix well. Then add dried cranberries and mix gently so they remain whole.

Grease a small tin (I actually used a plastic tupperware box approx. 20 x 15cm) and used hazelnut oil to grease it very lightly but you could use almond, coconut or any flavourless plant oil).

Press the mixture into the tin and press down so the top is smooth and it’s well compacted. Cover and place in the fridge to set then slice and serve!

Makes approx. 8 bars which are 125 calories each.