Choc-orange energy boosters

Choc-orange energy boosters

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Prep: 15 mins No cook


Makes about 18

It only takes 15 minutes to blitz dates, nuts, seeds and oats to make this high-energy snack - perfect popped into a lunch box

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal99
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0g


  • 100g pitted medjool dates
  • 100g pecan nuts
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 4 tbsp cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 heaped tbsp almond butter
  • zest and juice 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…


  1. Place all the ingredients and 3 tbsp orange juice in a food processor. Blitz until chopped and starting to clump together. If it’s a bit dry, add a drop more orange juice. Roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls with lightly oiled hands. Pop 2 or 3 into a lunchbox for a snack. Keeps in a sealed container for 2 weeks in the fridge.

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17th Jan, 2017
I love the Naked choco orange bars but they cost a fortune so thought I would have a bash at making my own as per this recipe. I largely stuck to the recipe but swapped the almond butter for peanut butter as that was all I had, added a spash of orange juice to moisten it a little and a sppon of honey to sweeten to taste. I also used bog standard dates. They were sticky (probably because of the honey I added) so I also rolled them in cacao as recommended below. Delicious!
Frances Claire
26th Jul, 2016
I made this with cocoa and thought they were delicious. It is a simple quick recipe, and I rolled them with the cocoa to stop them being too sticky like the other comment suggests.
10th Jun, 2016
I've made a batch of these a couple of times for my 8yr old daughter. She absolutely loves them and I do to! Sweet enough to curb a choccie craving and very easy to make. Like the recipe says they do keep up to 2 weeks in the fridge and are just as good on the last day as the first. A little tricky to roll but a dusting of flour/cocoa powder on your hands will do the trick.
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4th Aug, 2019
Beware of suggesting putting these in a lunchbox: many schools are nut-free these days due to students with allergies.
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