Friday, September 6, 2013

Raw Nutella Bites

I've had Nutella on my mind since making my nut-free version.  I was thinking about the hazelnut/chocolate combination and how popular it is and how pleasing the taste.  And I was about something bite size with this ever so popular pairing.  I've had some soaked and dehydrated hazelnuts in the fridge for daaaays, so I was happy to use them in something.  These are very portable little snacks.  The dates make it possible to carry at room temperature.  Nice treat for mommies and kids alike.  
Raw Nutella Bites

-1 1/3 cups of hazelnuts soaked and dehydrated
-7 pitted Medjool dates
-3 tablespoons raw cacao powder (I do 2 T cacao and 1 T raw carob powder
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
-2 tablespoons honey (vegans use maple syrup, coconut nectar, or 10 drops liquid stevia)
-2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
-Pinch of salt

How To:
1.  In a food processor, add in the hazelnuts and process for 20 seconds.
2.  Add in the pitted dates, cacao, vanilla, honey, coconut oil and salt and...pulse, pulse, pulse, then process until everything is well incorporated.
3.  With clean hands, form little balls and cover a few with shredded coconut if you wish.
4.  You can eat them at room temperature, or store in the fridge for later.
Makes about 12 

Shared on:  Wellness Weekend, Whole Foods Friday, Raw Foods Thursday,  Healthy Vegan Fridays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, 


  1. Ooooo! What a lovely treat Amber, they look really delicious, I will be trying these!

    1. Thanks Vicky. And thanks for sharing on your Afternoon tea FB page. :-)

  • Those look toooo good Amber. I'd eat the whole batch without even thinking about it. I love how easy these are and hazelnuts are so under utilized! I've been eating them like mad these days. Looks like I just found another excuse to eat more.

    1. Thanks France. I so agree, you never see hazelnuts in anything. I like to make hazelnut milk and use it in a chocolate milk. The hazelnuts really do pair nicely with chocolate.

  • Heather @Gluten-Free CatSeptember 11, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    You seriously amaze me with your creations! Love these! I haven't made any fun treat balls since moving. It may be time! Thanks for the recipe and for sharing at Raw Foods Thursdays!


    1. Thanks Heather! You're so sweet. I feel the same way about you friend.



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