Who doesn’t love Nutella and sea salt? Make these healthy energy balls made from hazelnuts, cocoa powder, dates, and sea salt for a guilt-free snack!
The day I turned 25 was the start of a crazy crazy time…WEDDING SEASON. I love them not only because I get to see people in my life so in love, but that I have an excuse to dance my ass off for 5 hours straight. Need a dance party starter? HIRE ME! I’ll get the party started 😛
I’m super excited to be going to Chicago this weekend for my cousin’s wedding. There’s nothing better than a family wedding because you know half the crowd. The brother, sister, sister boy and I are all making the 8 hour drive down from Minneapolis to Champaign (okay, not quite Chicago). Yayyyy road trips. All I have to say is thankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk the lawd I have balls to snack on.
My brother requested that I make him an Oreo-stuffed brownie cookie cake, but instead I shall bring him some Healthy Nutella Energy Balls. Aw yeah…sorry broski.
These balls are glorious. I didn’t actually use any Nutella whatsoever in them, but all the Nutella flavors are involved…
Yup, these have kale in them.
Yah, just kidding. I sorta like to throw curveballs in every once in a while to see if anyone is actually reading what I say 😀
- Place hazelnuts in a high-speed food processor and process on high for about a minute or until you’ve created a meal.
- Add in dates, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt and process on high for 1 to 2 more minutes, or until the dates have been pulverized into little pieces.
- Check the consistency of the dough. Depending on the freshness of your dates, you might need to add in a teaspoon or two of water to make sure it’s soft enough to roll into balls.
- Using a tablespoon cookie scooper, scoop out a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll between your palms to create a ball.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1 ball Calories: 103 Sugar: 9 Fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 12 Fiber: 2 Protein: 2
Per usual, go check out The Healthy Maven’s energy ball recipe for today. It involves peanut butter AND chocolate. HUZZAH!