Choc-Orange and Hazelnut Balls

I love the combination of chocolate and orange and I had a craving today!! With an abundance of hazelnuts in the cupboard I made a chocolate treat for an afternoon cup of tea. My husband said they were quite and 'adult' treat..... I'm taking that as not a sweet as he would like!  So if you like a sweeter taste up the dates or add in some rice malt syrup.

INGREDIENTS (makes about 10 balls - depends on how big you like them!)

  • 150g hazelnuts
  • 50g almonds
  • 50g shredded or flaked coconut
  • 100g medjool dates
  • 30g raw cacao powder
  • 35g tahini 
  • 4 Tbs orange juice 
  • Zest from 1 orange (or you could just orange oil) 


  • Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend till smooth
  • Roll into balls and dust with raw cacao (if you don't like the bitter chocolate taste omit dusting with cacao)