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Chocolate hazelnut truffle - These easy to make but deliciously decadent Healthy Choc-Hazelnut Truffles are a wonderful Christmas sweet treat because they can be made ahead and frozen.
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Choc Hazelnut Truffles

A decadent, easy to make treat - these Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are sure to become a firm favourite. Gluten, grain and dairy-free. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 30 truffles (approx.)

Ingredients

  • 200 g hazelnut meal (2 cups) hazelnuts roasted or dehydrated, skins rubbed off and then ground to a meal, taking care not to over grind it so it becomes oily or nut butter!
  • 80 g rice malt syrup, honey or maple syrup (¼ cup)
  • 100 g shredded coconut (2 cup)
  • 100 g coconut oil (½ cup) melted
  • 20 g cacao -unsweetened Dutch process or raw
  • 1 tbsp vanilla -powder, extract or essence
  • 15 g cacao -to coat them (1 tbsp)
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut -to coat them

Instructions

  • In a food processor combine on low speed (Thermomix speed 4) the hazelnut meal, sweetener, coconut, coconut oil, cocoa and vanilla until just combined (Thermomix 5 seconds).  You can also mix by hand, just make sure the coconut oil is in its liquid form.
  • You are aiming for a mixture that rolls into small balls easily, so if it's too dry add a little more coconut oil or sweetener, if too wet, add more hazelnut meal.
  • Mix the extra cacao and coconut together in a small bowl and roll each of the balls to coat.
  • Place on a tray (in a single layer) and pop in the freezer to set.
  • They can be made weeks ahead in preparation for Christmas Day.

Tip

  • These must be kept chilled or they will melt on a warm day.  I often double this recipe to make a bigger batch (trust me, you’ll be wanting more)!

Store

  • Store airtight in the freezer until ready to serve.

Notes

Fructose friendly

Choose rice malt syrup as your sweetener.

Nut-free

Replace the hazelnuts with toasted sunflower seeds, ground.

Coconut-free

Replace the coconut with more ground nuts. 

Vegan

Choose rice malt or maple syrup as your sweetener.

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