The BEST ever Healthy 'Nutella' Protein Balls made with just 3 ingredients... dates, hazelnuts & cocoa powder!
We all know that the best way to eat Nutella is straight out of the jar with a spoon, right!? ABSOLUTELY!!! But... there comes a time in every girl's life when she needs to STEP AWAY from the Nutella jar. It's so good, but soooooo naughty! Which brings me to these totally guilt-free treats...
These 3 ingredient (yes you read that right... only 3 ingredients!!!!) healthy 'Nutella' Protein Balls are made from medjool dates, skinless hazelnuts and cocoa powder. That's it!!! Brilliant, right!? They have that same delicious chocolate/hazelnut flavour as Nutella but without all the naughtiness.
You can make these bliss balls in a Thermomix or a conventional blender - either will work absolutely fine! The trick is to blitz the mixture until it resembles fine, sticky crumbs and then roll into balls. If your dates are a bit drier you might need to add a teensy bit of water to the mixture to help bring it together.
You can store these 'Nutella' Protein Balls in the fridge for up to 5 days. I actually prefer to store them in the freezer (in an airtight container for up to 2 months) - that way you can just grab one out when you need and it will be ready to eat within a few minutes. Easy peasy!
Protein balls really are the perfect non-naughty treat. They taste so darn good and you totally get to give yourself a high-five for making such a delicious little snack. PS. If you love bliss balls, then you just might like my Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls, Chocolate Brownie Bliss Balls, Nutty Oat & Date Energy Balls and my Healthy Salted Caramel Balls too....!
Healthy 'Nutella' Protein Balls | 3 Ingredients
- 200 g pitted medjool dates (see notes)
- 120 g skinless hazelnuts
- 2 tbs cocoa powder
- Add all ingredients into a blender or Thermomix. If using a blender, blitz until all ingredients are finely chopped and the mixture comes together.If using a Thermomix, press Turbo until the mixture is finely chopped and comes together.
- Take large teaspoonfuls of the mixture and roll into balls (see notes).
- Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.