Cacao Orange Date Bliss Balls

Cacao Orange Date Bliss Balls
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Cacao Orange Date Bliss Balls


  • 1 cup raw walnuts or cashews
  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder, plus additional for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons local raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 drop orange essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In the bowl or a blender or food processor, process the nuts until they are a fine consistency. Then add the dates and process again until well combined.
  2. Add coconut, cacao, chia seeds, honey, orange juice, essential oil, and cinnamon, and process together until it forms a smooth, even consistency.
  3. Form into balls (if too dry, add a little water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Roll in additional cacao powder and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  1. Received the recipe today and tried it right away. It it REALLY good. The taste between dates, cacao and orange is really well balanced. Thank you for that great recipe.

    • We’re so happy that you liked this, Renee! We’ll be posting more healthy and easy recipes in the future, so make sure to look out for that.

  2. Hi Katrina I really love your recipes, my favourites at the moment are the peppermint and the orange and chocolate bliss balls they are so yummy. I also love that you bring out your children for the taste test I know children will always react naturally to things and they certainly eat them up with a smile. Thank you for sharing your recipes, they are always easy to do.

    • Thank you for the wonderful words of appreciation, Freda! We’ll make sure to relay this message to Katrina. We’ll also make sure to publish more healthy, easy, and tasty recipes for kids in the future. Enjoy your weekend!

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