I am back! Sorry for the hiatus. I was without my computer for a while. My keyboard is broken and I dropped it off to get fixed. Then the part was back ordered. I was finally able to pick it up while I wait for the part. For now I have to use a wireless keyboard for my laptop. I am hoping the part gets in soon.
In the mean time, I have been working on some recipes for for. These Chocolate Hazelnut Date Balls were inspired after I made some homemade hazelnut milk. I used the recipe from Run Fast. Eat Slow but there are plenty to be found on the web like this one. Once you make the milk you have leftover pulp. I didn’t want mine to go to waste so I dried mine out in the oven. I heated it to 290 degrees Fahrenheit and let it dry out for a couple hours, stirring and checking it every half an hour. Then I decided to use it to make these Chocolate Hazelnut Date Balls
The first time I made this recipe I used the leftover pulp. The second time I made it I simply ground whole hazelnuts in my food processor. Both ways were good.
I rolled some of the date balls in extra ground hazelnuts.
Others I rolled in cacao powder.
These make great snacks when you need a quick bite to tied you over. I also liked them as a little something to put in my stomach before my morning runs.
These would make a great addition to a holiday cookie platter.
A healthier sweet treat that still taste great!
Aren’t these Chocolate Hazelnut Date Balls pretty?
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