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No-Sugar Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

A healthy twist on a chocolate truffle – sweet-toothed tots who think they’re raiding the chocolate box will be none the wiser!

Dairy-free
Egg-free
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Great for:  Healthy Toddler Recipes & Meal Ideas 12-18 Months 18 Months-2 Years
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Ingredients
160g/5½oz pitted dates, chopped
160g/5½oz cashew nuts
100g/3½oz raisins
2 tbsp cocoa powder
½ tsp orange extract

To Coat

cocoa powder
desiccated coconut
chocolate sprinkles
Method
  1. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor with 4 tablespoons of boiling water and blitz until the mixture is finely chopped and well blended.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and shape it into 15–20 balls.
  3. Roll the balls in cocoa powder, desiccated coconut or chocolate sprinkles, as you wish. Chill on a plate in the fridge for at least 1 hour to firm up before eating.
  4. The balls will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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