Terry’s who? Grandpa’s four ingredient chocolate orange balls

chocolate orange energy balls

When I was a little girl, my Grandpa used to have a magical orange tree. All year long it would stand in his lounge producing little tiny oranges which were never bigger than a golf ball. But amazingly once they fell off the tree (so the story goes) they would turn into Terry’s chocolate oranges, packaging and all. Of course we never ACTUALLY saw this happen and my brother, cousins and I always took Grandpa’s word for it.
Even after the truth came out, the tree still continued to produce its ‘fruit’ on birthdays and other special occasions. At the end of last year Mr H and I bought a house together and shortly after moving in a little orange tree turned up on our doorstep, a housewarming present from who else but my darling Grandpa.

But my chocolate orange tree is a little different you see. Mine is like chocolate orange tree 2.0; it produces four ingredient chocolate orange energy balls. Ok so it doesn’t, but I do use the zest of its little fruit to make them. Here’s how;

Makes around 10 small balls


  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • zest of 1/2 an orange

In a food processor, first blend the cashews until they are all chopped up super small. Then add the dates, cacao and orange zest and blend until all the ingredients are mixed together nicely. Then shape the mixture into small balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Magic!

Love, Mrs H xx


4 thoughts on “Terry’s who? Grandpa’s four ingredient chocolate orange balls

  1. Hi D&H, super blog.
    I’ve been experimenting with lots of your recipes (my fav has to be those millionaire shortbreads I made and managed to not eat all at once 😉 !) and they have made my vegetarian, lactose free, refined sugar free, superfood, plant based diet so much easier and more delicious!
    On a Sunday, I have a cooking/baking/prepping for the week session, and last week tried your Six ingredient berry crumble recipe (the best my mother ever tasted!), Roasted sweet potato, butternut squash and carrot soup (waiting for me for my Friday supper treat), and your Gloriously good granola recipe! My god I felt like domestic goddess when I was done! Your recipes are simple, super nutritious and totally delicious. So I wanted to say a ‘thank you’….simply done.


    • Hi Charlotte, sorry for the late reply – thank you so so much for your lovely comments! It makes us so happy hearing that people are enjoying our recipes 🙂 we pride ourselves in keeping it simple (but still delicious) as we know that not everyone has all the time in the world to cook complicated things with tonnes of ingredients, plus it gets so expensive too! Thank you again for your kind words, you’ve totally made our day xx


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