Orange and Dark Chocolate Balls
by Collette White | August 13, 2016
Good Morning friends! Happy Wednesday! I hope this finds you all well.
Miss 12 & I were experimenting in the kitchen on the weekend. I love cooking with my kids. Especially when we have time and are not rushed! We made Carrot Cake from my Cookbook ‘Cut out the Crap’ & then we were going to make bliss balls and wondered what they would be like with carrot in them and from there we decided to have a play around! I love how ideas can just flow from random conversations and moments like these.
We ended up with these gorgeous orange, carrot & dark chocolate bliss balls! Of course, you can leave the dark chocolate off, or use chocolate of your choice, however, it does add a whole new scrumptious level to these bite sized treats! I hope you love them as much as my family!
1 cup walnuts (110g)
1 medium carrot – peeled and diced (110g)
1 cup desiccated coconut (90g)
10 Medjool Dates – seeds removed (140g)
4 drops of food grade Orange oil OR
Zest of ½ a large orange
100g dark chocolate (good quality and dairy free)
Place the walnuts and carrot into your food processor and blitz on high until a crumb is formed.
TMX: Speed 6 / 3 seconds
All the remaining ingredients EXCEPT for the orange oil OR zest and blitz again on high until thoroughly combined.
TMX: Speed 7 / 10 seconds
Scrape down the sides.
Add the orange oil OR zest and blitz again for 30 seconds.
TMX: Speed 5 / 6 seconds.
Roll into balls and freeze whilst you melt the dark chocolate.
Once the dark chocolate is melted, you can dip the balls into it, or use a spoon to wave / drizzle the dark chocolate over.
Freeze for ½ an hour before enjoying.
These can be stored in the fridge OR freezer.
Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
Take Care of You,
“If your household is anything like mine, afternoons and evenings can be chaotic with after school sports, homework and extra curricular activities. At the end of a long day the last thing I feel like doing is cooking, yet I know my family need to be fed!”
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“As a Mum of four, I understand what it is like to juggle fulltime work and being a fulltime Mum, whilst wanting to provide a healthy and tasty lunch box for my children that is not going to get sent home without being eaten or have me slaving in the kitchen for hours.”
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