Have you ever tried one of those orange flavored chocolate balls? When I was growing up, chocolate orange balls were an incredibly popular gift to give over the holidays or any special occasion really. Now that I’m older and have to be more mindful of my diet, these chocolate energy balls are the next best thing.
Sure, it’s not exactly the same thing as those old fashioned orange flavored milk chocolate balls, but this recipe does make a far healthier holiday snacking option that offers the same great taste, all thanks to the use of cacao powder and orange zest. Better yet, the energy ball mix also makes for an awesome gift idea once you have the jar decorated.
Chocolate Energy Ball Mix in a Jar for Quick and Easy Energy Bites
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
one 2 cups jar
12 fresh dates, pitted
1 cup almonds
3 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp orange zest
Layer the ingredients in the following order in a jar:
Print the recipe tag on card stock and cut out.
Attach the tag to the jar.
Decorate the jar as you wish.
To make the energy balls, in a food processor add the energy ball mix and process until you get a dough you can shape with your hands.
Roll into balls about 1 tablespoon in size.
Keep the balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Download link: Chocolate Energy Ball Gift Tag