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No Bake Hazelnut Raisin Energy Balls

You can make these healthy no bake energy balls with only 4 ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Healthy Snacks
Servings: 12 balls
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Meymi

Ingredients

  • 120 g (1 cup) hazelnuts
  • 75 g (½ cup) raisins*
  • 6 g (1 tablespoon) cocoa powder
  • 110 g (4 oz) dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Toast the hazelnuts in a pan over medium heat for almost 3 minutes. Stir in every 15-20 seconds to prevent them from burning. Take them from the heat when they give off their aroma. Let them cool on the baking sheet.
  • When the hazelnuts are cool, place them into a food processor and start to ground at medium speed and gradually increase to high. If you want to feel the hazelnut pieces in your balls,  don’t process too much. Especially don’t over-process the hazelnuts(same for any nuts in a different recipe too) otherwise, they can turn into hazelnut butter.
  • Add the raisins and cocoa powder into a food processor and pulse until they turn into a paste.  If you can’t easily make balls out of the paste pulse for some extra seconds.  At this moment, you can taste the mixture. If you find the paste dry, you can add 1 teaspoon of water and pulse again. You can gradually add more water if needed.   You can add up to 2 tablespoons of raisins if you want the balls sweeter. More than 2 tablespoons will be too sweet.
  • Roll the dough into small balls (15 grams-2 teaspoons big).  If you like you can eat them without dipping into chocolate. If you want to cover the balls with chocolate, melt the chocolate over bain-marie: Place the chopped chocolate into a heatproof bowl that sits over a pan of simmering water. Stir often. OR Melt the chocolate in the preheated oven at 210F(100C): Place the chopped chocolate into an ovenproof dish. When the chocolate starts melting, stir the chocolate. Continue melting-stirring as needed.
  • Using a fork or a dipping tool, dip the balls into the melted chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off by gently tapping the fork on the side of the bowl. Place the balls gently on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet with a fork or dipping tool. If you like you can dip a fork into melted chocolate and drizzle over the balls. For a more distinct drizzle, keep the chocolate covered balls in the fridge for 15 minutes or until the chocolate sets. Then remove the balls from the fridge and drizzle the chocolate over the balls. Let them cool in the fridge.

Notes

*I use sultana raisins but you can use your preference. Please keep in mind that currants may have a sweet and tangy flavor.
 
How to Store: You can keep these energy balls in an airtight container up to a week in the fridge, or up to a month in the freezer.
You'll need 90 grams of chocolate, I use extra to make the dipping process easier.  Calorie is calculated with 90 grams of chocolate.
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator. If you don't dip the balls into melted chocolate, one energy ball is 83 calories.

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg