Chocolate Orange Bliss Balls

This recipe in theory replaces Terry’s chocolate orange at Easter and Christmas time.  The flavour comes from using actual oranges and cocoa powder that gives the bliss balls a similar flavour to Terry’s version, but is version is made by you not the corporate giants Kraft.

The recipe is dairy free & vegan, which works well for people who can’t have Terry’s chocolate orange due to the milk chocolate.  The balls can also be used as a healthy snack for children – if including in lunchboxes just replace the almonds with sunflower or pumpkin seeds.  Doing this should add a similar flavour to the balls and will also offer a different fat profile, with more polyunsaturated fats.

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Chocolate Orange Bliss Balls Recipe

Ingredients (makes 8 balls).

  • 1 cup of soaked dates (soak in warm water first for 10 mins).
  • 1 cup of raw almonds.
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder.
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
  • 2 tsp of orange juice.
  • 1 tsp of orange zest.


  1. Soak the dates in boiling water for 10 mins, then drain.
  2. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender.
  3. Roll the dough into balls in your hands, making 6-8 balls.
  4. Pop in the fridge for 30mins before eating.

Enjoy 1-2 a day as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Daley’s chocolate orange bliss balls
Posted by Daley Nutrition

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