Balls are so popular now and in particular fruit nut balls. No one ever ate balls when I was growing up, but now they are almost the snack of choice. Go to any cafe and on the counter they will probably have a jar of raw balls. And there are so many variations – protein balls, raw balls, nut free balls, sugar free balls, date free balls, cacao balls, peanut butter balls. The list goes on.
Here’s my version of a fruit and nut cacao ball. Yep, I love the fruit, I love the nuts, I love the cacao. So I decided to combine them all into one delicious, smooth, chocolate-y, nutty, fruity ball.
The fresh orange juice gives these balls a hint of orange. However, the addition of a couple of drops of wild orange essential oils really takes the orange flavour to the next level – jaffa level. But if you don’t have any essential oils then zest the skin from half of the orange. If you do have essential oils make sure they are food grade. I use and recommend doTerra oils as well as Twenty8 oils.
The balls will keep in the fridge for 4 – 6 weeks, provided you can hold yourself back from eating them all.
Need nut free balls? Try these.
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