Chocolate-Orange Hemp Bites

Chocolate Orange Hemp Ball ingredients

I was tending to a sick husband all of last week and resting a ton so I didn’t get his cold, but I’m sooooo relieved that I fought it off and he’s finally feeling better! 🙌🏼😀💪

Sugar is particularly draining on the immune system, but treats were necessary for our emotional health (ha), so I made these easy date-sweetened, raw cookies that have the delicious flavor combination of chocolate and orange, with the optional superfood ingredient of vitamin C powder made from whole foods.

You’ll see from the ingredients list below that raw organic almonds and hemp hearts (also called hemp seeds) are at the base of these healthy and delicious cookies:

Now Foods Hemp Seeds

Organic cocoa powder is a must, but the orange part is up to you whether or not to use the flavoring or the real stuff, or both:

Cocoa and orange extract

Orangey-ness can also come from using fresh zest:

Orange zest

I found everything I needed at and I’ve linked directly to each item in the recipe. Full disclosure: I am part of the rewards program with where I get a small commission from purchases when you use the links on my page. New customers can also get $5 off their first order using my code: GQM053.

Here’s the printable recipe with links to the specific brands I used:

Raw Chocolate-Orange Hemp Bites
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 15
  1. *Optional first step: place almonds in a glass bowl and cover with filtered water. Soak overnight and rinse thoroughly. Then, place almonds on a flat tray and dehydrate at 115°F for 12-14 hours, or until completely dry.
  2. Add almonds, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, coconut oil, cocoa powder, vitamin C powder (optional), orange extract or zest, and cinnamon into the bowl of a food processor. Turn on high for about 30 seconds.
  3. Then, with the processor on high, feed the dates one by one into the tube of the food processor, and run for about 2 minutes, or until the ingredients start to form into a ball. Stop and use a spatula to scrape down the sides, if necessary.
  4. Use your hands to form the dough into 12-15 cookies, and refrigerate them until completely chilled before serving.

To make your life even easier, I’ve added all of the items in the ingredients list to a shopping cart at; just click here to find them ready to go. 🙂

Other essential items recommended for this recipe:

Chocolate Hemp Balls overview

Stay well with all the germs flying around, friends!These Chocolate-Orange Hemp Bites are vegan and paleo-friendly, dairy-free with no added sugars. Can be made quickly for a healthy treat.My goal is to provide inspiration for healthy, balanced living. You can find more links on my Recipes and Resources pages.

I’d love to have you follow me on my social media accounts, too @carrieonliving: FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter

These Chocolate-Orange Hemp Bites are vegan and paleo-friendly, dairy-free with no added sugars. Can be made quickly for a healthy treat.


  1. says

    HI Carrie,
    Wow this sounds delicious with all those healthful superfoods and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *