Cacao Orange Date Bliss Balls

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  • 1 cup raw walnuts or cashews
  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder, plus additional for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons local raw honey or coconut nectar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 drop of 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.


Makes 30 bliss balls. Per bliss ball (based on using walnuts & honey):

Calories: 58 |
Total Fat: 3.5 g |
Total Carbohydrate: 7 g |
Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g |
Protein: 1 g


  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!

    • Hi Tilly, thanks for your question. Yes, you are definitely welcome to try and create these frozen. You may find the balls to be a bit harder than the non-frozen ones (like the one in Katrina's video), but please feel free to add your own twist to this recipe based on your preference. We'd love to know how yours turned out!

  3. These are bloody amazing! I plan to make them by the dozen, freeze them, and pull them out an hour before dinner to suit the numbers. Add vanilla ice cream and a brandy and, bam, you’re a hero !

    • Glad to hear that, Cate! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed this recipe.

      We like how you added your own twist in recreating this recipe. We're sure it was a hit for dinner!

      We hope you can try our other recipes and let us know how it turned out.

      Thank you for giving this a try and we wish you a lovely weekend!

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