Desserts, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cacao Orange Energy Bars

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 1h 5 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Cacao Orange Energy Bars

A tasty simple snack that takes minutes to make and sets in the freezer. Cacao and Orange is the perfect combination. These won’t last 5 minutes in your house!

Utensils required


  • 250g medjool dates (pits removed)
  • 25g cacao powder
  • 40g crushed walnuts
  • 45g crushed pecans
  • 40g cashew pieces
  • 1 zest of orange
  • 1/2 juice of orange
  • A pinch salt
  • 50g melted dark chocolate

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Begin by adding the dates to the ninja and blending for a few seconds.

  • Step 2

    Next add the cacao powder, crushed walnuts, pecans and cashews along with the orange zest, juice and salt. Blend again until all combined.

  • Step 3

    Empty into a greased or lined baking tray and flatten into the corners. Place into the freezer to set.

  • Step 4

    After the hour carefully remove from the tin and cut into bars. Drizzle over the melted dark chocolate and top with any leftover orange zest. Keep stored in either the fridge or freezer.