orange and macadamia balls with turmeric and cayenne pepper

Raw, Dairy free, Gluten free

Orange Macadamia Balls with Turmeric and Cayenne Pepper. Raw, Dairy free, Gluten free.

photos by Morgan Ione Yeager

"I have been making these balls as a snack for years so recently i decided to play around with them a little by adding a pinch of turmeric and cayenne pepper. I also adjusted how i sweetened them by subtracting the amount of dates that i used and switching them out for orange juice. I tested the recipe at a recent Treehouse Retreat and they were a hit! So i've updated the recipe below... Of course if you don't like turmeric or cayenne pepper then just leave those additions out. They are incredibly delicious either way!" 

I N G R E D I E N T S: (makes about 8-10 balls)

1/2 cup macadamias

1/2 cup cashews

1/2 cup shredded coconut + extra for rolling

2 pitted medjool dates

 zest of 1 orange

juice of 1 orange

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

pinch salt 

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp cayenne pepper

  1. Throw all ingredients into a food processor and process until soft and wet (enough so that they will stick together when rolled. You may need to add a little more coconut oil if you think it's too dry) 
  2. Sprinkle about 1/4 of a cup of the shredded coconut (you can add more as you need it) on a flat surface (i generally just use a chopping board) and then one by one scoop a big tablespoon of the orange mixture into your hands, rolling into a ball and then through the coconut. 
  3. Transfer to the fridge and try not to eat them all at once!