These healthy, vegan and sweet Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Balls are full of crispy hazelnuts and sweet dates. This could be your quick everyday snack with the afternoon tea or whenever you want something sweet.
Easy and quick – Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Balls with 4 main ingredients.
These Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Balls are:
- Refined sugar-free
- Easy and quick snack
- Healthy ingredients
- Soft and chewy
- Nutty, but sweet
What are the key ingredients?
Dates – Try to choose the softest and juiciest dates that you can find, then they will be easier to blend or soak the dates in a hot water for 10 to 30 minutes. This is my favorite and fastest way to soften dates.
Hazelnuts – Choose the best quality hazelnuts. You can replace them with any other your favorite nuts. If you don’t like the nut pieces in the balls, you can blend separately the halzelnuts until you get the consistency of the flour and add to the blended dates mixture.
Peanut butter – Choose a good quality peanut or other nut butter, which is sugar-free and natural.
Cocoa Powder – This makes the taste of chocolate. You can adjust the cocoa to taste that you like the best, but don’t overdo it, because it could make the balls dry and super chewy.
Are chocolate energy balls a healthy dessert?
Chocolate Energy Ballss are refined sugar-free which isn’t good for health, and only sweetened with dates (natural sweetener). Hazelnuts and peanut putter are healthy and rich in nutrition and good for your body and health. Both contain protein and other useful benefits.
How to store Energy Balls?
Store in the fridge up to 5 days.
TIME: 10 minutes preparation | SERVINGS: 7 balls
- 85g soft and juicy dates
- 30g hazelnuts
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut and/or chopped hazelnuts for decoration
- Blend all ingredients until you get a sticky mixture.
- Make a ball with your palms and set it aside until all mixture is out.
- Roll into the balls in shredded coconut or chopped hazelnuts.
- Place in the fridge to get firm. Enjoy. 🙂
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