Healthy bits

Ferrero balls

These energy balls are so good and so easy to make, it’s unbelievable! Hazelnuts and dark chocolate are one of the best combinations, and it really tastes like a ferrero rocher…yum!

Nutritionally, they are rich in protein, fibre and calcium, and very little saturated fats.

Time: 15 minutes (plus 1h to set)

Type: snack

Difficulty: 1 pan

Makes: about 20 balls

What you need:

75g choppd hazelnuts

80g oats

2 tbsp peanut butter

2 to 3 tbsp boiling water

250g pitted Medjool dates

30g dark chocolate

3 tbsp plant milk


Blitz chopped hazelnuts and oats in a food processor for a few seconds;

In a bowl, mix boiling water with peanut butter until it combines and add it to the food processor mix, along with the dates – pulse until it all combines well;

Form little balls with your hands;

Melt chocolate and plant milk in the microwave for a few seconds- stir to mix;

Dip one half of each ball in the chocolate and let it dry at room temperature or in the fridge.

These will keep in the fridge for at least a week.

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