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Chocolate Hazelnut Balls

Ingredients

  • 100 g hazelnut meal or raw hazelnuts
  • 100 g raw, activated almonds
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons (60g) raw honey
  • 3 tablespoons (60g) almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon ground psyllium
  • 1 teaspoon Changing Habits gelatin

Overview

  • Preparation time 10 min
  • Makes approximately 16, 2 cm balls
  • No cooking required, refrigerate or freeze or eat them straight away

Method

  1. Add the raw hazelnuts to the thermomix and chop, speed 9, 10 seconds. If you are using hazelnut meal (sometimes this is easier to get than the acutal nuts) then start here.  Add the ground hazelnut meal to a dry frypan and heat gently for 2-3 minutes until you can smell that lovely warm roasted nut smell. You can also roast the nuts first, rub off most of the husk, then grind.  Depends on the time you have and how much you enjoy the cooking process.
  2. Add the almonds and chop, speed 9, 10s
  3. Add the hazelnut meal and all remaining ingredients to the thermomix.
  4. Mix for 8 seconds, speed 10. Until just combined.
  5. Tip out into a bowl then grab small handfuls of the mix, press together and roll into approximately 2 cm balls. Repeat until all used.
  6. I store mine in the freezer in an airtight container. You can also store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.  Great for a quick snack or to take travelling with you.

Tracie is a certified Health and Wellness Coach, Member of the Institute of Complimentary Therapists, holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and has spent over 20 years driving change at all organizational levels in the corporate space, with small businesses and more recently with individuals looking to live a thriving, fulfilling life.