Choc jaffa balls

Prep: 20 mins
Choc jaffa balls
As a snack or a sweet little treat, you'll love these healthy and tasty balls, by The Happy Pear

200g pitted dates

75ml orange juice

80g oats

120g cashew nuts

2 tbsp cacao powder

Zest of ½ an orange

For the coating (choose your favourite!)

50g desiccated coconut

100g dark chocolate, melted

25g desiccated coconut + zest of ½ an orange + 1 tbsp freeze-dried raspberry powder

Chop the dates into small pieces and soak them in the orange juice for a few minutes, turning them around so that they are all submerged in the juice.

Pulse the oats and cashew nuts in a food processor for 30 seconds. Add the soaked dates with the orange juice, then add the cacao powder and the orange zest. Blend all the ingredients until the mix has a smooth texture – about 2 minutes.

Roll the mixture into small balls about the size of a small Brussels sprout, and coat each one in your favourite coating. Roll the balls in the coconut for the first option and dip them in melted chocolate for the second (leaving them to harden). For the third option, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and cover each ball for a fab hot pink colour! 

Store in the fridge for up to a month. 

Serves
For 25 balls

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Fruit, Nuts

Recipe Type
Easy, Healthy, Kids Food, Lunch Box, Snacks, Cookies & Biscuits

Special Info
Egg free, Dairy free

Level of Difficulty
Easy

Light and chocolatey, these make a great treat and are perfect for kids’ lunchboxes or for that mid-afternoon slump when you are looking for something sweet. Lovely on their own, or even spread on toast!

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