1/3 cup orange juice 1/2 cup pitted fresh medjool dates 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 tsp allspice 2 tsp orange zest 1 tbsp cacao powder 2 tsp honey 2 tsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice) 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1. Heat orange juice in a small saucepan, add dates and set aside to soak. 2. Place oats and seeds in a food processor on high until finely chopped. Add spice, zest, dates and soaking juice. Process on high until ingredients are well combined. [If you find the mixture a little dry, add in some more orange juice] 3. Roll mixture into balls (size of choice) and arrange on a plate. Place in fridge while you make the chocolate cross mixture. 4. In a small bowl, combine cacao, honey, almond butter and coconut oil. Mix until well combined. Place mixture into a small zip-lock bag and make a small cut in the corner. 5. Remove the balls from the fridge and pipe a small cross onto each ball. Return balls to fridge to set a little further, then enjoy!
* Package balls up in small gift boxes or bags and gift to family and friends on easter.