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Child Holding Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

These Chocolate Orange Energy Balls are packed full of nuts, bound with dates and flavoured with orange, cacao and cinnamon. 
Course Snack
Cuisine Western
Keyword Chocolate Orange Energy Balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 25 balls
Calories 62kcal
Author Amy


  • 200g (1.5 cups) Dry Roasted Mixed Nuts (I used pistachio, cashew, hazelnuts, macadamia, almonds and walnuts) * SEE NOTE 1
  • 4 Medjool Dates
  • 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Naval Orange (juice and zest)


  • Add the mixed nuts to a food processor and blend until they have broken down into a crumb. 
  • Add the dates, cacao powder, cinnamon, orange juice and half the zest. Blend until fully combined. 
  • Using your hands, roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into balls. I made 25 balls from the mixture. 
  • Sprinkle the remaining zest on top of the balls. 


  1. For a nut-free version, you can replace the nuts with 90g (1/2 cup) of oats. You may also wish to add some desiccated coconut or coconut oil. 
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg