I've had Nutella on my mind since making my nut-free version. I was thinking about the hazelnut/chocolate combination and how popular it is and how pleasing the taste. And I was thinking...how about something bite size with this ever so popular pairing. I've had some soaked and dehydrated hazelnuts in the fridge for daaaays, so I was happy to use them in something. These are very portable little snacks. The dates make it possible to carry at room temperature. Nice treat for mommies and kids alike.
Raw Nutella Bites
Ingredients:-1 1/3 cups of hazelnuts soaked and dehydrated
-7 pitted Medjool dates
-3 tablespoons raw cacao powder (I do 2 T cacao and 1 T raw carob powder)
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 tablespoons honey (vegans use maple syrup, coconut nectar, or 10 drops liquid stevia)
-2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
-Pinch of salt
1. In a food processor, add in the hazelnuts and process for 20 seconds.
2. Add in the pitted dates, cacao, vanilla, honey, coconut oil and salt and...pulse, pulse, pulse, then process until everything is well incorporated.
3. With clean hands, form little balls and cover a few with shredded coconut if you wish.
4. You can eat them at room temperature, or store in the fridge for later.
Makes about 12