Healthy Chocolate Orange Truffle Bliss Balls {vg, gf}

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 Orange Truffle Bliss Balls
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.


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