Summer On Your Plate

Energy Balls with Chocolate and Orange

Energy Balls with Chocolate and Orange

[Advertising: Affiliate Links]

I must confess: I’m have a sweet tooth. And no day goes by that I don’t eat something sweet. My favorites are chocolaty or fruity. Or even better: a combination of these two. I’d die for chocolate with cherries or oranges. The sweet and intense flavor of a dark chocolate paired with the fruity acidity of cherries or oranges is a wonderful combination.

Have you tried energy balls yet? Those little raw balls are made from dates and nuts. To prepare them you need a food processor. When you shred dates and nuts in your food processor, a sticky mixture forms, that you can roll into balls.


Store the energy balls in the fridge to keep them in shape. This way you have a fresh and healthy snack at hand, when the sugar craving kicks in.

I most love the combination of dates, cashews, chocolate and orange. So I’m sharing the recipe of this version with you. If you aren’t into the combo chocolate-orange, omit the orange.

Enjoy your little treat!



More energy balls? Also try my energy balls chocolate peanut butterenergy balls almond cranberry and energy balls yoghurt strawberry.

Energy Balls with Chocolate and Orange
Gang/Type: Snack
Ergibt/Yield: 10- 12 Energie Balls
For the balls:
  • 80 g (3 oz) dried dates, pitted
  • 80 g (3 oz) raw cashews
  • 25 g (1 oz) raisins
  • 15 g (1 heaped tbs) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 orange, zest

To toss in:
  • chia seeds
  • sesame
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • coconut shreds
  1. In a food processor shred all the ingredients for the balls until a sticky mixture forms. Depending on the dates you use, you might add 1/2 - 1 tsp water to help that.

  2. Take a heaped teaspoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball shape. Repeat until all the mixture is rolled.
  3. Toss the energy balls in chia seeds, sesame, chocolate sprinkles or coconut shreds if you like.
The energy balls are good at least a week, when you keep them in the fridge. Probably even longer, but they didn't exist longer than a week in my fridge...


  1. Schnitter
    Sunday January 31st, 2016 / 08:10 AM

    Hallo, dein Essen seht super lecker aus….. Danke für die tollen Tipps.

    Einen schönen Sonntag,

    • Rina
      Sunday January 31st, 2016 / 08:32 AM

      Hallo Svenja,
      es freut mich, dass dir das Rezept gefällt.
      Dir auch einen schönen Sonntag!
      Alles Liebe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Bewerte das Rezept/Rate the recipe:  

Looking for Something?