Gluten free, vegan, no added sugar

A quick word:

Here is a simple little treat that brings a vibrant joyous aroma and taste. Filled with 100% wholefood goodness and natural sweetness, they bring an uplifting zing while satiating that inner cry for a sweet treat (but without the guilt). These raw jaffa balls are the perfect way to add a little extra joy into your day!


1 ½  cups x almond meal

½ cup x desiccated coconut

2 tablespoons x cacao powder (or to taste)

125g x pitted dates

A good pinch x sea salt

1 teaspoon x vanilla paste

1 teaspoon x fresh orange zest (chopped up finely)

1 drop x wild orange essential oil (optional)  

250ml x water for soaking


  1. Soak dates in water overnight in the fridge (or warm water for 2 hours)
  2. Blend the dates with the liquid until a smooth consistency is reached
  3. Mix all the other ingredients into the paste well
  4. Make the mixture into the sized balls of your choice, rolling them in raw cacao powder to finish
  5. Place in the freezer to cool


Remove from freezer and leave to warm for about 20 minutes before eating. Serve alongside a nice cup of tea or coffee (or hot chocolate for the real chocolate fans)!


Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 2 months…. But let’s be honest, they won’t last that long!


About The Chef:

Simon Favorito: Executive Chef and Head of Wholefood Education

Simon Favorito comes from a lineage of wholefood chefs & has spent over half his life helping people to discover the magic of wholefood medicine through the culinary arts as a chef, a natural health practitioner, coach & teacher.

Simon offers conscious event catering, educational courses and personalized coaching that combine natural health principles, wholistic nutritional, modern psychology, traditional & contemporary food philosophy to help individuals create their own life changing food culture.

You can find Si cooking and teaching at Billabong Retreat every week Wednesday to Friday. For information on Wholefoods medicine, recipes, workshops and courses, be sure to visit Simon’s Facebook page: Your Conscious Kitchen. or his Instagram Page