Ferrero-Rocheresque Balls – Healthy Energy Shots
Delish balls of nutrition and chocolate goodness
Servings Prep Time
8-10 15mins
Cook Time Passive Time
5mins 3hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 15mins
Cook Time Passive Time
5mins 3hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Roast the nuts on a pan (approx 8-10 mins). Transfer them into a food processor and blitz them into a thick consistency. Make sure you do not turn them into a paste. I usually grind them in a mortar-pestle. It takes time, but it comes out the exact consistency I prefer.
  2. Thinly slice the dates.
  3. Heat the Oil on a pan on low heat. Add the Chocolate pieces to it. Let it melt (but not burn). Take it off the heat.
  4. Take the puffed Qunioa/Amaranth/Rice in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 10 seconds. Take it out, mix it and microwave for 10 more seconds (the idea is to make it super-crunchy). Test the output. If it is still soggy (sticky to your teeth), you might want to microwave it for another 5-10 seconds. If using Puffed rice, lightly break it into smaller pieces in a mortar-pestle.
  5. To the melted chocolate, add the slivered dates, the crushed nuts, peanut butter, microwaved quinoa and mix the contents evenly.
  6. Shove the entire bowl into the refrigerator for 2-3 hours for the chocolate to set and harden.
  7. Take out the mixture and roll into desired sized balls by hand. This should be done quickly or the chocolate will begin to melt due to the heat of your hands. I sometimes roll in a toasted hazelnut as surprise!!