So this afternoon I have a recipe that is perfect for children to make.  Our two youngest girls made these fabulous little Muesli balls at the weekend with a little supervision and today they made them all by themselves. Hmmm – I think she thought I wasn’t watching! IMG_0432

1 Orange, Mandarin or Clementine

4ozs/100g Muesli

100g chocolate melted

a little icing sugar for sifting

Finely grate the peel of the orange or mandarin or clementine (whichever you have to hand) into a bowl and then squeeze in the juice.

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Add the Muesli.


Pour in the melted chocolate.


Stir the mixture well, then shape into balls each about the size of a walnut and put them into baking cases.

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Sift over a little icing sugar.


Leave in the fridge for at least half an hour before eating.


I love that my children are learning to cook from a young age and take an interest in what they are eating.  These are so delicious for adults and children alike.  The orange gives them a wonderful flavor and the darker the chocolate the more grown up they become.  We used 70% cocoa chocolate and I could serve these after dinner to a group of adults – the only bad thing is they don’t last long – but then they are so easy to make I’ll just have to ask them to make another batch…..


    1. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, for some reason the follow by email button had been removed, I have now amended this and hope you can follow.

    1. Thank you, I am so glad you enjoyed them. If you want them a little sweeter you can use milk chocolate or a 50% cocoa as opposed to 70%. Susan

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