k  Chocolate Orange Love Balls  k

Chocolate and orange are one of my favourite sweet flavour combinations. Packed with antioxidant goodness from the cacao there is also the added goodness from the maca powder, which is naturally high in minerals, essential fatty acids, protein and amino acids. Maca has been used medicinally for thousands of years and has been shown to enhance sexual health and libido, improve energy, mood and memory and balance hormone levels.

With the lovely delicate perfume of orange blossom water these little Love Balls really do deliver amor galore!

Ingredients (Makes 14)

150g medjool dates

40g Sultanas

60g almonds

20g desiccated coconut

20g good quality organic cocoa powder

1 teaspoon maca powder

zest 1 orange

few drops orange blossom (optional)

toasted chopped nut to decorate


• Soak the dates and sultanas in boiling water for about half an hour. Drain off the hot water
• Whiz the almonds in food processer until you have small grainy chunks
• Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until it forms a large ball
• Using a teaspoon roll by hand into smooth balls
• Chill until firm and then roll in the chopped nuts (or extra cocoa powder)
• These keep nicely in the fridge for up to two weeks