These blitz balls are a treat that leans to the healthier side. It contains no added sugar or bad saturated or trans fats. It does contain healthy nuts and dried fruit and with the addition of a little cocoa you'd be forgiven for thinking this is a chocolaty treat.
As for the preparation, you simply gather all your ingredients and blitz them in the food processer to form a fine but sticky texture that can be rolled into small ball shapes. The addition of the orange zest really adds the aroma and citrusy flavour that makes these treats a standout, so it isn't an ingredient I would be inclined to omit.
These little treats are fantastic for morning or afternoon tea or a treat for any time as a healthier alternative to other not so good snacks.
Date & orange blitz balls
13/4 cups pitted dates
3/4 cups pecans
1 cup dessicated coconut
1/2 cup macadamia oil (or use coconut oil)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Zest of 1 orange
Extra coconut and cocoa powder to dust
1. Place pitted dates into a food processer and process until fine texture forms
2. Add the remaining ingredients and process until the texture resembles breadcrumbs. When pressed together the mixture should stick.
3. Take tablespoons of mixture and form into ball shapes.
4. Dust blitz balls in the extra coconut or cocoa powder.