When it comes to snacks (or food in general), efficiency is key for me. I like recipes that don’t take long to prepare but yield enough to be set up for a few days. Bliss balls is one such efficient way of snacking. They are ready in minutes and you have a healthy snack on the go for a few days, if not a week. So please excuse another bliss ball spam and let me introduce you to my healthy chocolate orange truffle bliss balls!
Chocolate and orange are a match made in heaven, and while I am generally not a huge fan of pairing fruit and chocolate, the combo chocolate-orange simply amazes me every time. The tangy zest of the orange is just a perfect match for the slight bitterness of dark chocolate. I added some poppy seeds for some additional crunch.
Containing just five ingredients – dates, oats, orange marmalade, cacao, and poppy seeds -, these bliss balls couldn’t be easier to throw together. Their rich taste and texture is incredibly satisfying, meaning they are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up or after dinner treat without the risk of going overboard or unhealthy cravings.
Dates and oats provide vitamins, minerals, fiber and healthy carbs, while the raw cacao is not only a mood booster, but provides more calcium than cow’s milk and more iron than some cuts of beef! Finally, poppy seeds for healthy fats. Hello, shiny hair!
Makes 18 bliss balls
1 cup (Medjool) dates (if not using Medjool, you might have to soak your dates for a bit)
1/2 cup gluten-free oats
2 tbsp raw organic cacao
1 tbsp (sugar-free) orange marmalade
1 tbsp of poppy seeds
Just mix all ingredients in your blender and roll in some additional poppy seeds if you like. These babies also make a cute gift and last at least a week in the fridge.