Chocolate Orange Energy Bites

Whether you’re craving something sweet or need a boost of energy to get through your day, energy bites are a great choice.And these Chocolate Orange Energy Bites are packed with full of nuts, bound with dates and flavored with orange, cacao and cinnamon! The best thing about these chocolate energy bites are same creamy, indulgent taste as a chocolate truffle, helping to satisfy your craving for something sweet and decadent—without any of the refined sugar.

Chocolate Orange Energy Balls are a great snack/dessert at any time of the year but I think they are especially delicious at Christmas time. The mixed nuts, dates, orange zest and cinnamon give a flavor similar to that of Christmas pudding.

These gluten free Chocolate Orange Energy Bites make the perfect healthy snack for kids! So simple, and great for getting the little ones involved in the kitchen.

They also make a great snack for adults too. They’re perfect for popping in your gym bag as a post-workout treat or even as a grab-and-go breakfast on mornings when you are in a rush!

The natural sweetness in these energy balls comes from dates, which are packed with a slew of good-for-you vitamins and minerals and can help with everything from digestion to energy.


I love energy balls because they are so easy to prepare, you simply throw everything into a food processor,blend until smooth,roll into balls & chill.

I’ve added cacao and cinnamon to this recipe but there is no need to be specific with measurements. You can easily adapt the ingredients to suit taste. If you prefer a sweeter profile you can also up the dates or add a little sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup.

Chocolate Orange Energy Bites Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup of roasted nuts ( I have used Almonds,Cashew,Pistachio and Walnuts)
1/4 cup oats
8 Dates
1 tbsp Cacao Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon
3 tbsp Orange juice
1 tbsp Orange Zest

Garnish (Optional):
1/4 cup of melted white chocolate
Few dried cranberries
Orange Zest

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Dry roast the nuts and oats in a pan.
  2. Soak dates in warm water for 10 mins.
  3. Add the mixed nuts and oats to a blender and pulse until they became powder.
  4. Add soaked dates, Cacao powder,cinnamon,orange juice and zest.Blend until fully combined
  5. Roll into balls using your hands(Size as per your preference)
  6. Dip the rolled energy bites into the melt white chocolate and top it with cranberry and orange zest.

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