1 Aug 2015

Healthy treats: Chocolate orange bites

After a meal it is sometimes nice to have a sweet bite or two. These almod based chocolate and orange flavoured bites are just perfect for that. They are perfect snacks, too and go with a cup of coffee. And they are easy to make!

200 g peeled almonds (you can use all kinds of nuts, too)
50 g raw cacao
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
8 soft dates (Medjool)
60 ml agave syrup
1 freshly squeezed juice and grated zest of an orange (organic)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
for decoration: cacao powder, almonds, rasberries

Put the almonds, cacao, grated orange zest and salt in a food processor and process until finely ground. Add the dates, agave nectar, orange juice and vanilla. Process until the mixture becomes sticky and forms a glump.

Roll the mixture into about 2,5 diameter balls. (It is easier if you wet your hands.) Sprinkle some cacao powder on the balls. If you like, you can decorate the balls by pressing thumbprints on the balls and placing fresh raspberries on them. Or decorate with peeled almonds. Chill and store in refrigerator before serving. They will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

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