Coconut Chocolate Balls

balls mainEnergy balls have becoming vastly popular over the past couple of years and they’re a handy snack if you can manage to have just one or two at a time, I usually have to store mine in the freezer so I don’t eat them all in go!

This recipe came about when I was really craving a sweet chocolate hit one evening, I love using hazelnuts in this recipe as it gives the energy balls a richer taste however you could substitute for almonds or cashews. I hope you enjoy them and don’t forget to let me know what you think!

Coconut Chocolate Balls

100g hazelnuts
100g goji berries
75g almonds
30g cocoa
20g desiccated coconut plus 2 tbsp for the coating
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp coconut oil

  1. Place all the ingredients excluding the coconut oil and the two extra tablespoons of desiccated coconut into a food processor or blender and blend until all the ingredients look like fine bread crumbs.
  2. Add the coconut oil one tablespoon at a time, you may only need to add one tablespoon. It will be enough when the mixture sticks together in you hands when you squeeze it firmly.
  3. Take one tablespoon of mixture and squeeze it firmly in your hands to bring it together before gently rolling it into a ball. Repeat until all the mixture is used up, I got 20 balls out of mine.
  4. Put the leftover desiccated coconut in a baking tray and place the balls in, shake the tray to lightly coat the balls.

The balls will last 2-3 days in the fridge or up to a month in the freezer, just take out 10 minutes before you want to eat them.

Enjoy

Helen x

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