Little Chocolate ‘Jaffa’ Balls

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Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Refined-Sugar Free

Another Easter chocolate recipe idea is for these little beauties, which are a far cry in colour, flavour and goodness to the commercial Jaffa lollies available in the confectionary aisle, but rest assured you’ll never go back once you try these fabulously healthy substitutes!


Makes 20



  • food processor


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 heaped dessertspoon raw cacao
  • ½ of a dried vanilla bean

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 dessertspoons rice malt syrup
  • 3 dessertspoons almond butter
  • Zest of 1 orange


  • Raw cacao for dusting


  1. Whiz the dry ingredients in a food processor until it resembles a fine nut meal.
  2. Add the wet ingredients and process until well combined.
  3. Roll dessertspoon sized quantities into small balls, and then roll in the extra cacao.


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.

2 replies
  1. Can
    Can says:

    Yum! This is exactly the sort of recipe I’ve been looking for to get my Easter ideas flowing. Love it!!

    • I Heart Scratch
      I Heart Scratch says:

      Ah great- so glad I can help out Can!
      I bought a love-heart ice-tray mould today (couldn’t find any easter bunny moulds).
      That said, I plan to make hazelnut chocolates in the next couple of days, so stay tuned!

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