New Recipe development- Hazelnut Cocao Goodie Balls

Healthy Homemade Snacks

From Kerry, Lauren, Rebecca, Joseph, Simone, Amelia and Kellie


Hazelnut Cacao Goodie Balls            Makes 18 balls      


210g whole hazelnuts

8 Medjool dates, pitted

¼ cup cacao, plus extra to roll

1 tsp vanilla bean paste or essence

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup coconut oil

1 pinch sea salt, optional


  1. Soak hazelnuts in boiling water for 10 mins to soften.
  2. In a food processer, blend all ingredients until a rough paste forms.
  3. Form in to 18 balls.  Coat in cocao. Note:  The mixture will be quite sticky but the balls will harden when refrigerated or frozen.
  4. Put in fridge or freezer to set.  Can be kept frozen for up to 3 months.


Per serve: Energy:   623kJ, Protein:  2.4g, Fat: 10.6g (saturated: 3.4g), Carbohydrates: 11.7g (Sugars: 9.8g), Fibre: 2.5g


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