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Latte bliss balls. Cappuccino balls or Nutella balls ………what ever you want to call these tasty morsels do not forget one thing – DOUBLE the recipe!
They are so delicious and will keep in the fridge for one week in a tight tupperware.  Why do we love them?  They have ZERO added sugar, full of fibre, and nutrient dense.  So when you have that 3pm slump or just feel you need a sweet taste a wee bit like coffee – let this bliss ball be your new best friend and give the cup of coffee or the jelly snakes a miss.

Ingredients:

  • 8 pitted dates, torn in half, pitted
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) hot coffee
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (250g) hazelnut meal
  • 1 1/4 cups (220g) bukinis (roasted buckwheat from health food stores)
  • 1/2 cup (60g) cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup (50g) cacao, plus extra to dust
  • 1/3 cup (35g) chocolate protein powder
  • 20 whole roasted hazelnuts

Method:

  • Combine dates, espresso coffee  coconut oil and vanilla in a bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes to soak. Blend into smooth after soaking.
  • In a large bowl, combine hazelnut meal, bukinis, cacao nibs, cacao and protein powder. Add date puree and a pinch of salt, and stir until sticky and combined.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and grease hands with a little coconut oil. Compress and roll mixture into 20 walnut-sized balls. Make an indent in the centre of each with your thumb, add a whole hazelnut, then reform ball around the hazelnut. Transfer to prepared tray and chill for 30 minutes to firm up. Dust with extra cacao to serve.

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