Bliss balls are a fun, healthy sweet treat. Using real food ingredients these balls are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Typically treats like these use dates however this recipe is a little different and uses freshly squeezed orange juice and carob to naturally sweeten.
Nutrition 101:

  • Almond meal contains high amounts of vitamin E and healthy fat keeping you satisfied for longer.
  • With the combination of beneficial fat found in almonds and coconut oil, these balls will also help to curb sugar cravings and boost your energy levels.

Choc-Carob Orange Balls

Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Preservative Free, Refined Sugar Free, Soy Free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 serves


  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 3/4 cup organic dessicated coconut + 1/4 cup extra to coat
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil melted
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp carob powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder (or good quality vanilla extract)
  • 2 tsp rice malt syrup or honey (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl combine orange zest and juice, coconut oil, vanilla and optional rice malt syrup or honey. 
  • Add almond meal, coconut, cacao and carob powder and combine well. 
  • Shape mixture into balls and roll in extra coconut. 
  • Place in refrigerator to set. 


To make Fructose Free:
  • Use rice malt syrup instead of honey or omit.

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