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Cacao-Orange Bliss Balls

Love chocolate? Don’t we all.

Although, chocolate doesn’t seem to be able to make itself into my  house these days, (mostly since I lack something called “willpower” and am completely incapable of stopping at just one square), my absolute favourite block is Lindt Dark Chocolate Orange.

What is it about orange that just brings out the flavour of our favourite cocoa pods?

I’ve been interested in experimenting with essential oils in cooking for some time but had no idea where to start. Thankfully, Professional Babe, Peta Serras (side note: if you don’t already follow her on Instagram, what are you even doing? Girl’s got the gift of the gab) signed me up for one of her oil classes and gave me a little sample to ease me slowly into ‘the oily life’ (as she calls it).

So my first (and admittedly, so far only) foray into using essential oils in my cooking starts here – and boy did it turn out delightful!

So for those of you who also love your citrus flavoured low calorie, low sugar, nutritious chocolate treats, this 70 calorie bliss ball with only 1.5 grams of sugar per serve is for you!

These bliss balls are delicious and are only 70 calories per piece!

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey (for a sugar-free version, use a few drops of stevia and add an additional tbsp of coconut oil)
  • 2 tbsp LSA mix
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp macca powder (optional)
  • 2 – 4 drops of Doterra Orange Essential Oil

METHOD: 

  1. Melt your wet ingredients together on a stovetop or nuke in a microwave safe bowl
  2. Add your dry ingredients to your blender and blitz until you get a fine flour
  3. Mix your dry ingredients into your wet and stir until a sticky dough forms
  4. If your dough is too sticky, refrigerate for 10 mins or so until the coconut oil stiffens, making the dough easier to work with

Makes between 12 – 15 balls.

I’ve whipped up two batches of these bliss balls now (because clearly, I inhaled the first batch) and chose a variety of different toppings to roll my balls in the second time around.  Try sesame seeds, chia seeds, coconut, goji berries or anything else your heart desires! Add a little extra fibre, healthy fat or sweetness and make them a little prettier to boot!

cacao orange bliss balls with toppings

 

 

NUTRITION:

The nutrition breakdown on these bad boys will keep you feeling guilt-free!

 

 

*Breakdown does not include varied toppings. 

Low calorie bliss ball

Psst. While I haven’t tried it, I’m quite certain that a few drops of peppermint essential oil (or just peppermint essence from the supermarket) would make some decadent after-dinner choc-mint balls.

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Low sugar, low calorie cacao-orange bliss balls!  Only 70 calories and 1.5g sugar per serve!

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