One of my favourite lunchbox snacks at the moment has to be bliss balls. I probably make a batch a week for lunches and snacks and recently we have been loving these Chocolate Orange Almond Bliss Balls. They are;
- super quick to make
- they store well in the fridge or freezer
- they are a great small size to fit into lunchboxes
So really what’s not to love about them?!
Hubby especially loves these Chocolate Orange Almond Bliss Balls. A lot. So I have taking to getting them into my freezer stash pretty quick so I have enough for my lunches! The kids really love these too. Mr Three has taken to call them chocolate meatballs which makes me laugh.
I love to give my kids nuts in the weekends because they cannot have them at school and daycare. These are a very popular way to serve them. But if you wanted to make these Chocolate Orange Almond Bliss balls nut free for school lunches you could replace the almonds with a mix of sunflower seeds and oats or just save these delicious protein balls for home! Otherwise you could try my delicious nut free Carrot Cake Bliss Balls or my Apple Pie Bliss Bites which are perfect for school lunches.
I roast the almonds for these Chocolate Orange Almond Bliss Balls but this is just a personal preference. You don’t have to at all. If you decide to though, roast the almonds at about 200c for around 4 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.
If you love bliss balls you will also love my Cacao Cashew and Berry Bliss Bites. Or if the chocolate orange flavour combination is your thing you will love the Chocolate Orange Smoothie (with some sneaky spinach), one of three great smoothie recipes on this blog post.Print
These delicious vegan and gluten free Chocolate Orange Almond Bliss Balls are delicious. They store well in the freezer or fridge and make a yummy snack.
- 75g roasted almonds
- 50g sultanas
- 6 medjool dates
- zest of 1 orange
- juice of 1 orange
- 1/2 cup coconut plus extra for rolling
- 1/4 cup cacao
- Add all the ingredients into a food processor with the s-blade attachment.
- Process on high for around three minutes or until well combined and the ingredients are chopped quite finely.
- Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and roll to make a ball in between your hands. Roll the ball lightly in the coconut to coat then roll again in your hands so that the coconut sticks to the ball. Repeat to make 12 bliss balls.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container or in the freezer.
For roasted almonds, place on a baking tray and roast in a preheated oven at about 200c for around 4 minutes. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.
Keywords: Bliss Balls; Protein Balls; Energy Bites