No Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites Recipe + VIDEO


This No Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites Recipe is made with oats, hazelnuts, cocoa and sweetened with dates — they are the perfect healthy snack for lunches or school or work! They are so easy to make — includes a step by step recipe video.

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This No Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites Recipe is made with oats, hazelnuts, cocoa and sweetened with dates -- they are the perfect healthy snack for lunches or school or work! They are so easy to make -- includes a step by step recipe video. | healthy recipe | protein ball | energy ball | exercise snack | workout snack | healthy recipe | healthy snack


I think one of the worst parts of being a food blogger is having to think about back to school in the middle of summer.

And because I’m a little obsessive and like to work ahead (you know, so I can enjoy my summer), I actually start thinking about back to school in Spring!

Since these Lemon Blueberry Energy Bites are the only energy bites recipe on The Recipe Rebel, I decided I needed another! And I know that people are often looking for ways to swap out peanut butter in school snacks for other types of nuts (if they are allowed), so I wanted to come up with a recipe that doesn’t use it as a base.

This No Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites Recipe is made with oats, hazelnuts, cocoa and sweetened with dates -- they are the perfect healthy snack for lunches or school or work! They are so easy to make -- includes a step by step recipe video. | healthy recipe | protein ball | energy ball | exercise snack | workout snack | healthy recipe | healthy snack

As much as we all love peanut butter here, my daughter is going into a nut-free Kindergarten room this fall (my first in school!) so I’m going to be thinking a little more about nut-free snacks. These do use hazelnuts, but I know that in a lot of cases it’s strictly peanuts that aren’t allowed, and because they’re so darn delicious, I wanted to share them anyway. We’ll continue to enjoy these at home and throughout the rest of the summer as an on-the-go snack!

Tips and Tricks for this Energy Bites Recipe:

  • The hazelnuts I bought didn’t come peeled, so I peeled them using this method by Jamie of My Baking Addiction and it worked perfectly! But please, please — use a really big pot.
  • You can definitely swap out the hazelnuts for another nut you have on hand (or one that doesn’t require peeling), but I was going for that “Nutella” vibe, so that’s why I chose hazelnuts.
  • Which brings me to my 3rd point — these do not taste like Nutella. Eating one of these is not like eating a big old scoop straight out of the Nutella jar — I wanted them to be a healthy snack, reminiscent of those Nutella flavors ?
  • Feel free to add in extra nuts, dried fruit, mini chocolate chips or a scoop of protein powder for some extra pizzazz!
  • These balls also have 5% of your daily iron, in just one! This is great for someone like me who always tends to be low in iron.

No Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites Recipe + VIDEO



Serves

24

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No Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites Recipe + VIDEO

Preparation
10 mins
2017-08-16T00:10:00+00:00Prep Time

Cook Time
0:00
2017-08-16T00:00:00+00:00Cook Time

Total Time

This No Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites Recipe is made with oats, hazelnuts, cocoa and sweetened with dates — they are the perfect healthy snack for lunches or school or work! They are so easy to make — includes a step by step recipe video.

Ingredients


  • 1 1/2


    cups hazelnuts, peeled, divided

  • 1


    cup pitted dates (26-27 dates)

  • 3


    tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3


    tablespoons liquid honey

  • 1 1/2


    cups large rolled oats, divided

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add 1 cup hazelnuts, dates, cocoa powder, honey, and 1 cup oats. Process until a smooth, pliable ball forms.
  2. Remove ball to a bowl. Chop and stir in remaining ½ cup hazelnuts and ½ cup oats.
  3. Roll into 1″ balls (I got about 24). Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days, in the fridge for 7 days, or freeze for 3-4 months.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition information is estimated and will vary depending on exact serving size, types and brands of products used.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 99
Calories from fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 0g 0%
Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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