Raw Chocolate Orange Rounds

If you’ve ever indulged in a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, you’ll know quite how good the combo of sweet oranges and milky chocolate is. Addictive, in fact. As a Christmas tradition (and Easter, and probably most Fridays) I used to ‘tap and unwrap’ these babies and devour the lot in a few short days. Now i’m a little more conscious about ingredients and portion control, it’s time to re-invent another classic. If you use stevia to sweeten, these delicious chocolates have just 54 calories and 0.5g carbs each! They’re helpfully packed with healthy fats too – so it’s seriously unlikely you’ll manage to eat the whole tray. Then there’s magnesium – thanks to the cacao powder, which is great for exercise recovery (if you’re feeling that way inclined over the holidays) and also helps combat fatigue – which is definitely how I feel over the silly season.

Kick your sweet tooth with these amazingly chocolatey rounds, with sweet hints of orange that just melt in your mouth. Being raw so they’re so easy to make too!

Recipe

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SERVES: 14

INGREDIENTS:

  • 75g coconut oil or cacao butter
  • 30g of raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 drops liquid stevia or 1 tsp honey / rice malt syrup
  • 2 tbsp orange zest, plus 1/8 cup juice
  • 1 pinch of sea salt (or Himalayan)

Tip: Double the batch and freeze in portions to melt when you need it. Drizzle over fruit, store into hot almond milk or pour over healthy ice-cream!

METHOD:

  1. Melt the oil or cacao butter on a low heat
  2. Add the cacao powder, zest, juice and salt, stirring until completely smooth.
  3. Pour into silicone moulds (I used a mini doughnut shape!)
  4. Set in the freezer for 20-30 minutes until solid.
  5. Pop one out of the mould whenever you fancy!

 

 

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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