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Chocolate Orange Amazeballs

Ideal for packing into lunch boxes, as a quick afternoon snack or even serving post dinner.  Amazeballs or Bliss Balls are one of my favourite things to make up and have in the house, as they are such a hit with the kids.  Smooth and chocolatey while also being gooey in the middle, they could even be passed off as truffles, you decide….

All the ingredients are added together in the food processor and blended to a smooth consistency, then left in the fridge for an hour to set, messy play comes into the ball shaping (so I suggest not doing this in your Sunday best), and back to the fridge to firm up.

Once the dough is blended, I like to lay down a sheet of clingfilm, empty the mixture out onto it,  then add another sheet of clingfilm on top, making it easier to flatten the sticky mixture into a square-ish shape.  Once the mixture has cooled off and firmed up in the fridge, I find by cutting it into smaller squares of about 1 inch each, helps the end result to be uniform in size.

Store the balls in the fridge in miniature muffin cases for quick and easy access.

Individual amazeballs

 

Chocolate Orange Amazeballs
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups organic pitted dates
  2. 1 cup walnuts
  3. 1/4 cup cocoa or cocao
  4. 2 tsp maca powder
  5. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1 tsp turmeric
  7. 1 whole orange zest and juice from 1/2
  8. 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  9. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (for the chocolate crowns, optional)
Instructions
  1. Soak the dates in boiling water for 5 min to soften.
  2. Drain the water and empty the dates into a food processor and pulse.
  3. Add the walnuts and all the other ingredients and process for 1 minute.
  4. Scrape the sides down and process for a further 1-2 minutes.
  5. Flatten the sticky dough between two sheets of clingfilm and leave to set in the fridge for 1 hour.
  6. Remove and cut into uniform size squares, dampen hands slightly and roll between your palms into balls.
  7. Melt the chocolate and top each ball with a teaspoon of chocolate, allowing it to drip down the sides, place back into the fridge for 1 hour to set.
  8. OR
  9. Roll in desiccated coconut or nuts or simply put them into mini muffin cases and return to the fridge for a further hour or until firm.
Notes
  1. Cashew nuts or almonds can be substituted for the walnuts.
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