CHOCOLATE-HAZELNUT DELIGHTS

I started this easy recipe with every intention of making a peanut butter-chocolate treat, but my Italian background nudged me down the “Nutella” path.  This is a delightful snack that is healthy and sinful all at the same time because in life everyone needs guilty pleasure foods!

In a food processor add dates, hazelnuts, cacao powder, ground flaxseed and salt.

Blend until a coarse meal.  Add hazelnut butter and vanilla extract and continue blending.

Gradually add water, one teaspoon at a time.  Mixture should stick together nicely when pinched between fingers.  If still too dry continue to add water ¼ teaspoon at a time until right consistency is achieved.  Be careful not to add too much water.  Add the chocolate chips and blend until incorporated.

Roll into 1 ½” balls and place on lined baking sheet.  Freeze until firm.  Store in airtight container or sealed bag in freezer.

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CHOCOLATE-HAZELNUT DELIGHTS

  • Author: Carla's No Place Like Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes + 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 balls 1x
  • Category: dessert/snack
  • Method: blend and freeze
  • Cuisine: Canadian/American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

I started this easy recipe with every intention of making a peanut butter-chocolate treat, but my Italian background nudged me down the “Nutella” path.  This is a delightful snack that is healthy and sinful all at the same time because in life everyone needs guilty pleasure foods!

 


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Instructions

  1. In a food processor add dates, hazelnuts, cacao powder, ground flaxseed and salt.
  2. Blend until a coarse meal.
  3. Add hazelnut butter and vanilla extract and continue blending.
  4. Gradually add water, one teaspoon at a time.  Mixture should stick together nicely when pinched between fingers.  If still too dry continue to add water ¼ teaspoon at a time until right consistency is achieved.  Be careful not to add too much water.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and blend until incorporated.
  6. Roll into 1 ½” balls and place on lined baking sheet.
  7. Freeze until firm.
  8. Store in airtight container or sealed bag in freezer.

Keywords: vegan/gluten-free dessert, vegan/gluten-free snack, healthy snack, healthy chocolate treat

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