Raw Chocolate-Hazelnut Bites/ My New Toy

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So… I got a new toy this week. I got this awesome new scale! So for those of you who live outside the US or just happen to use the metric system, I got ya covered! It is so fun to use and I am now a full advocate for measuring scales.
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Onto the bites… these are DELICIOUS. The taste amazing, smell like Nutella, and are incredibly rich and decadent. All you need to make these are a few simple ingredients, a food processor, and a hand spoon to shovel these into your mouth. ;D
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Raw Chocolate Hazenut Bites Recipe

  • 1 cup hazelnuts** (120 g)
  • 1 1/3 cups pitted dates* (220 g)
  • 3-4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • optional: 3-4 tbsp shredded coconut (I added this)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional: a pinch salt

Simply blend everything together in your food processor or blender. Then scoop them with a teaspoon, tablespoon for bigger balls, or a cookie scoop and roll them with your hands. You can also cut them out into fun shapes with a cookie cutter or shape them into bars. Enjoy!

*I used Medjool dates because they are softer. If your dates are in the fridge and are not very soft, soak them in warm water for 5 – 10 minutes.

**You can also toast the hazelnuts in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, but then the balls will not technically raw, but I do recommend this as it adds a deeper hazelnut flavor.

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