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:
200g Medjool dates, pitted
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.