Raw chocolate orange oat balls


Raw chocolate orange oat balls


These are the perfect afternoon snack. Totally nut free and packed full of goodness.

The chocolate sits so well with the orange. I love to make these on a sunday night and enjoy them all week long. You can find all the ingredients in your local health food store and supermarket. It’s simple just whack it all in a food processor, roll them out and dig in.

Lets get to it!

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Place the oats in the food processor and grind them down to a fine flour texture.

Add the dates, cacao, coconut oil and salt to the food processor and whizz everything together. Add a splash of BRITA filtered water to help the ingredients combine fully.

Spread the orange zest and dessicated ccoconut out onto a plate. Remove the sticky mixture from the processor and shape into small balls using your hands. Roll the balls in the zest and coconut to give them a delicious coating. Place in the fridge to harden.


Images: Holly Clark Photography



  • Emma

    I’ve just made these for the first time – they are so tasty and will certainly fill my chocolate cravings (almost guilt-free)!
    I used a squeeze of orange juice to help them stick together and it worked wonders! Thanks and congratulations on your big announcement too :)

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Awesome! and thank you xx

  • Heather

    Thanks for the recipe! These are great! Made these tonight to prep for returning to work tomorrow! Almost makes me look forward to going back to mark books, as my treat will be these while marking!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Loving the positive vibes! Good luck with the marking and Happy New Year xx

  • Alexandra Jenkins

    What would the Cal be per portion apprx? Made a small batch last night and love them! and your book being delivered today :)

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Sorry I don’t count calories so I wouldn’t know. Let me know how you get on with Get the Glow! x

  • Nichola

    Hello, I’m not a lover of dates, have you got any other recommendations of what to use instead?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Raisins? You can’t actually taste the dates because the cacao is so strong x

  • Joanna Lyall

    I love these balls! I added a little orange blossom and it gave a extra fresh orange flavour

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Wow sounds so delicious x

  • Katie Palmer

    can you freeze these?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      I wouldn’t recommend it, but they will last for a while because of the dried fruit x

  • Sandra Lindström

    I’ve already made these three times. Amazing.

  • Kat

    I made these the other day – they are so good and so easy to make! I mixed the coconut and zest together before rolling so that each ball had that chocolate-orange flavour to it

    • Madeleine

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed them sounds delicious! x

  • Leanne

    These look delicious – making tonight! How many would be a healthy quantity to eat (for 1 person) as a snack between meals?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      I would say 2 balls is a good amount x

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