Chocolatey bites

Chocolatey bites recipe

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These gorgeous little chocolatey bites are packed full of nutritious superfoods, making them both delicious and nutritious. They're also really easy to make! See method

  • Serves 30 (makes 30 bites)
  • 15 mins to prepare, plus cooling
  • 50 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 75g (3oz) hazelnuts
  • 125g (4oz) prunes
  • 150g (5oz) rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp black chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50g (2oz) dark chocolate, chopped

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    210kj
    50kcal
    3%
  • Fat

    3g 5%
  • Saturates

    1g 4%
  • Sugars

    2g 3%
  • Salt

    0g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 4g Protein 1.2g Fibre 1.5g

Method

  1. Tip the hazelnuts into a small frying pan, and cook over a low heat for 3-5 minutes, shaking frequently, until the nuts are lightly browned. Leave to cool.
  2. Add the roasted hazelnuts to a food processor and whiz until fine. Tip half onto a large plate. Add the remaining ingredients and whiz until a thick paste forms. Using your hands, roll the paste into small walnut-sized balls, then roll the balls in the ground hazelnut until well coated. Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Tip: To make the texture smoother, grind the chia and flaxseeds before adding to the mixture.

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