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Ferrero Rocher Protein Balls



20 piece(s)

  • 11 medjool dates, pitted
  • 100 g hot espresso
  • 45 g coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g hazelnuts
  • 220 g bukinis, (roasted buckwheat)
  • 60 g cacao nibs
  • 50 g Cacao, (plus extra for dusting)
  • 35 g chocolate protein powder
  • 20 whole roasted hazelnuts
  • 6
    Preparation 25min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Mill hazelnuts 15 sec, speed 9, MC on. Set aside.


    Combine dates, espresso, coconut oil and vanilla in bowl and leave 10 mins to soak.


    Mix 10 sec, speed 8. Scrape down sides. Repeat two more times.


    Add reserved hazelnut meal, cacao and protein powder and mix 30 sec, speed 4.


    Add bukinis and cacao nibs and mix 30 sec, reverse, speed 3 (or until combined).


    Mixture will look wet and a bit crumbly, but if you press into it you will notice that it compresses together.


    Torn mixture out into a bowl. With hands greased with a little coconut oil, compress and roll mixture into walnut-sized balls. As you do this, make an indent in the centre of each with your thumb, add a whole hazelnut and reform the ball around the hazelnut. Roll in extra cocoa and chill to firm up.


    Makes about 20. Will keep in the fridge for weeks.


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recipe adapted from ABC Delicious September 2015 p124

 You can make them without the hazelnuts inside if you like. They are still delicious!

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