Almost Ferrero – Healthy Chocolate Balls

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Almost Ferrero – Healthy Chocolate Balls

chocolate truffles in paper cups

To be honest, they don’t look much like Ferrero, or even come close in terms of ingredients, apart from the cocoa – but they’re not far off in taste. 

Affordable, easy, yummy, and best of all, healthy. They’re clean Ferreros.

I managed to get 16 balls out of this recipe, but if you want them to last a couple of days, you could double the recipe and hide these delicious bombs away in the fridge.

The secret is for the taste of cocoa to stand out, above all the other ingredients, so I kept the percentage of any interfering tastes like peanut butter as low as possible.  You could also try almond butter, coconut oil, or anything that will help keep the dough together.

You may like to add more honey, or more dates, but I preferred to keep the sugar levels – although good sugar – low.

Give it a go!

chocolate truffles in bowl
Cocoa Almond Balls - Almost Ferrero
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    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup almonds
    • 1/2 cup oats
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    • 4 dates seeds removed
    • 2 tbsp peanut butter
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 1/4 cup almonds
    • 1/2 cup sultanas or raisins
    • 3 tbsp chocolate chips preferably non-sweet, otherwise any chocolate chips - it’s only a pinch
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup almonds
    • 1/2 cup oats
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    • 4 dates seeds removed
    • 2 tbsp peanut butter
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 1/4 cup almonds
    • 1/2 cup sultanas or raisins
    • 3 tbsp chocolate chips preferably non-sweet, otherwise any chocolate chips - it’s only a pinch
      Instructions
      1. In a blender, grind the almonds, and then the oats - separately. Combine them with the cocoa powder, and blend until mixed.
      2. Add the dates, peanut butter, and honey. Blend well until the mixture becomes a bit heavy.
      3. Empty into a bowl and add the sultanas and chocolate chips. Blend up the almonds to whatever size you like. (I prefer to leave them a little big - they add a nice crunch). Add them to the bowl and mix in with your hands.
      4. Before rolling each ball, wet your palms. This helps the mixture to bind, since there’s not much honey or dates, which would otherwise do the job.
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      By | 2017-05-06T14:51:00+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Real Food|0 Comments

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