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2 large orange kūmara, cooked
Zest from half an orange
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 cup dried dates
½ cup cocoa powder
1 cup shredded coconut (plus extra to coat balls)\
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup almonds (roasted without salt)
½ cup cashews (roasted without salt)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Boil kūmara until cooked through (about 20 minutes) and leave to cool
  2. Add all ingredients into a food processor and whizz until combined
  3. Then using clean hands, roll mixture into balls (about a heaped teaspoon of mixture per ball)
  4. When finished making balls, roll in shredded coconut and refrigerate for an hour to firm up

NB: Keep in the fridge. These are a great alternative to sugary junk food to curb your sweet tooth

Recipe sourced from 5+ A Day