Hazelnut and Raisin Energy Balls
The Hazelnut and Raisin ball has a fantastic texture, with crunchy chunks of roasted hazelnuts and juicy bites of raisins mixed into the recipe. This one is gently spiced with a mix of cinnamon and cardamon to create a rich flavour.
140g of roasted hazelnuts
200g of dates
1-heaped teaspoon of cinnamon
100g of raisins
1 cardamom pod
1½ tablespoons of raw cacao powder
Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan) and bake the hazelnuts for 10 minutes, then leave aside to cool. Pulse half the hazelnuts in a food processor until they are broken down, then pit the dates and add them to the food processor along with the cinnamon, cardamom, cacao and half the raisins. Blend until everything has mixed together and formed a nice sticky dough, then add in the remaining hazelnuts and raisins and pulse a few times to roughly chop them. Roll the mixture into 12 equal sized balls. Place the balls in the fridge for an hour to set, then store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Makes 12 balls