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Recipe of the Week 9/25: Homemade Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Date Balls

Yields 4 Servings 


3/4 cup hazelnuts, 3.5 oz total 

9 pitted Medjool dates 

1/4 cup canned or homemade pumpkin purée 

Pinch sea salt 

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 


Place 1/3 cup of the hazelnuts in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until nuts chopped. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside. 

Set 16 nuts aside. Then add the remaining hazelnuts to the food processor and process until finely ground. 

Add the dates, pumpkin purée, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract and continue to process until ingredients are combined and smooth. 

Using a spoon (or your hands), scoop and roll the mixture into 16 equal balls, placing 1 whole nut into each one. 

Then roll each ball in the remaining hazelnuts and serve immediately or store in the freezer or the fridge. 

Meal Plan Check Boxes: 

1 Fruit 

1 Fat 

Nutritional Facts: 2 balls, Calories: 90, Carbohydrates: 9.5 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Sodium: 1 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 6 g 

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