Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites + Video

Super easy healthy energy balls made with just four ingredients: dates, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, and optional nutmeg. A delicious and healthy snack that tastes just like Ferrero Rocher! See the recipe video below.

Clean Eating Cacao & Hazelnut Healthy Energy Balls on a white tabletop

 

Hey girl, how about a healthy energy ball that tastes just like a Ferrero Rocher, only it doesn’t pack all the sugar and calories?

Hmm yep, I thought you’d be into that. Please, let me introduce you to the ultimate guilt-free yet scrumptious snack:

Clean eating cacao and hazelnut energy bites, aka. energy balls.

The only annoying thing about these healthy energy balls is that you’ll need a hundred ingredients and half the afternoon to make them, which can prove a bit inconvenient. Alright, JUST KIDDING!

How about 4 ingredients (and one of them is actually optional…) and 20 minutes! YES! That’s what I call a winner.

You’ll need to let them rest for about an hour in the fridge, but that doesn’t count because you can forget them and go watch a new episode of Narcos in the meantime #Netflixismybestfriend

 

Ferrero Rocher Copycat Healthy Energy Balls with chocolate and hazelnuts on a white tabletop

Snacks are an important part of a healthy diet!

What’s not to love about a good snack that’s portable and that I can just grab whenever my stomach reminds me of its existence (which is about every two hours in my case haha).

Snacking is such an important part of a healthy diet! It helps you avoid overeating because snacks keep you full between meals. And because you won’t be so ravenous comes your next meal, you are less likely to overeat, then.

Having the odd snack also helps to keep your blood sugar levels steady and thus avoids sugar crush fatigue. Does being “hangry” sound familiar to you? ???????? Snacks like these healthy energy balls are your best friends.

Of course, snacking on Nutella and Doritos doesn’t work but coming up with healthy snack ideas can be challenging sometimes.

SO! I made you a list of 50+ clean eating snack ideas that you can download just below ???????? Print it, keep it on your phone and snack your heart away! Enjoy, friend!

close up of Clean Eating Cacao & Hazelnut Energy Bites on a white wooden tabletop

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Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites

Super easy energy bites made with just four ingredients: dates, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, and optional nutmeg. A delicious and healthy snack that tastes just like Ferrero Rocher! 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bliss balls, chocolate hazelnut energy balls, clean eating, easy snack ideas, energy bites, engergy balls, fererro rocher, healthy snacks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 25 bites
Calories 66 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup roasted skinless hazelnuts divided into 1 cup + 1/2 cup
  • 6.5 oz Medjool dates 200 g, pitted and chopped - about 15 dates
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg optional

Instructions

  1. Add 1/2 cup hazelnut into the bowl of your food processor and process until finely chopped. Transfer in another bowl and set aside.
  2. Process 1 cup hazelnut into the bowl of your food processor and process until finely chopped. Add chopped Medjool dates, cacao powder, and nutmeg. Process until well combined. Add about 2 teaspoons hot water and process until mixture comes together.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. With damp hands, roll 2 level teaspoons of mixture into balls. Roll balls in reserved nuts to coat. 

  4. TIP: if the hazelnuts don't stick, dunk balls in water before rolling. Place balls on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 1 hour and eat! Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from The Australian Women's Weekly

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 bite)
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Potassium 106mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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