Crunchy Hazelnut Balls

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Kate Mate
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These are something I just came up with tonight. Delicious balls made of hazelnut spread and other yummy ingredients. You can use Nutella, but I really like using the Kraft Crunchy Hazelnut Spread as it makes it easier to make because I don't have to chop nuts. Simple made with one bowl, no processor required.

Balls rolled out
Crunchy Hazelnut Balls

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Makes: 6 balls

2 heaped dessert spoons of Kraft crunchy hazelnut spread
3 tablespoons of ground LSA (Linseed, sunflower and almond)
1 and a half teaspoons of white chia seeds
2 tablespoons of coconut oil melted
4 dates pitted
1/2 teaspoon of desiccated coconut

First cut the dates into 6 small pieces and add to a mug with some boiling water to cover the dates and soak them for 1-2 minutes to soften.

Balls rolled out
Dates should be about this big

In a bowl add hazelnut spread, LSA, chia seeds and coconut oil.
Drain the dates and add to the bowl.
Mix all ingredients together until a thick mixture has formed.
If it seems a little wet, add in an extra tablespoon of LSA to fix this.

Mixture formed
Mixture should look like this

Roll into balls and place in the fridge to chill for about 15 minutes.

Balls rolled out
Balls ready to go into the fridge, still slightly soft

When chilled place on a plate and sprinkle over the coconut and serve immediately.
Alternivately you can get extra coconut and roll the balls in the coconut.

Ingredients in their packets
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