Nutella Protein Balls


I really shouldn't brag about my balls ;) ... But i will!

Chocolate and hazelnut are a match made in heaven, I don't know about you, but Nutella never lasts long in our house. In fact, at one point my husband, brother in law and I each had our own labeled jar of Nutella in the pantry (addicts, clearly!)

Here is a guilt-free solution to kicking those cravings to the curb...

Ingredients:

  • 300 g toasted hazelnuts

  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut

  • 2 cups dates

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Method:

1. Gently roast hazelnuts (This brings out a much better flavor) - preheat oven to 180 degrees.

In a single layer of a baking pan, gently roast for 10-15 mins, or until lightly colored and skins are blistered.

2. Cool slightly and wrap in a clean tea towel.

3. Rub gently to remove skins (it doesn't have to be perfect!)

4. Toss into a food processor and process until it becomes almost like a paste.

5. Add pitted dates, cacao, vanilla and coconut and a pinch of pink salt.

6. Process until smooth.

7. Get your hands dirty and start rolling! Roll into balls and store in refrigerator. (Tip: Wet hands will prevent the mixture from sticking)

8. Enjoy on your own so you don't have to share ;)

Peace, love and cupcakes,

Sue-Ellen xoxo

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