This is a healthier version of the classic Ferrero Rocher. Just 6 simple ingredients: hazelnuts, medjool dates, oatmeal, cacao and dark chocolate. Too good to resist.
Ingredients (makes 14 balls) Prep time: 40 minutes
3/4 cup raw hazelnuts + more for filling
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
10 medjool dates
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup water
1 bar 70-90% dark chocolate
First, blend the hazelnuts, oatmeal, cacao powder and salt into a meal.
While the food processor is running, add one medjool date at a time.
Also add the vanilla extract.
Lastly, add the water so the dough gets sticky.
Roll into 14 balls, cut in halves and add a hazelnut in the center. Roll back into balls and let them harden in the fridge or freezer.
Melt the dark chocolate au bain marie. Coat the balls with the chocolate and add a hazelnut on top.
Place back into the fridge or freezer and let the chocolate harden.
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