Hazelnut Balls

by Collette White | June 25, 2014

Good Morning! A few weeks back my Miss 12 was given a box of Ferrero Rochers by a teacher at School as a Thank you for some extra help she did – fast forward past my issue with them being packed with harmful additives that she just doesn’t need – I decided to make something similar with some roasted Hazelnuts I had in the Cupboard leftover from making my homemade Hazelnut Spread.

Like most recipes for bliss balls these “Hazelnut Balls” are easy to make, have limited ingredients are gluten, dairy, refined sugar free, preservative / additive free AND unbelievabley yummy … these ones (if I dare say it!) might just be my favourite of all …. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!


1 cup hazelnuts – roasted (160g)

10 medjool dates – seeds removed (120g)

1 tblspn cacao

1 heaped tspn coconut oil (my coconut oil was hard)

¼ tspn cinnamon

good pinch salt

20 roasted hazelnuts – extra


Place all the ingredients, except the extra hazelnuts, into a food processor and blitz on high speed for 1 minute or until thoroughly combined.

(TMX = Speed 9 for 30 seconds)

Make heaped teaspoon size balls out of the mixture, insert a hazelnut into the middle  of each balls and roll again.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Makes 20 


Replace cacao with additive free drinking chocolate of your choice.

You could get creative and roll the balls in coconut, toasted coconut or even crushed hazelnuts.

Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
Take Care of You,