Breastfeeding had me craving chocolate like you wouldn’t BELIEVE. I don’t do so well with refined sugar and there’s only so much dark chocolate I can eat before my tummy complains. The combination of nuts, chocolate and coconut oil make this Ferrero Rocher-style ball perfect to curb my chocolate craving and give me a boost of energy that keeps me going even when Baby Lemons insists on waking 18 times a night for feeding and cuddles (I wish I was exaggerating).
Note: Most nuts are low FODMAP and some can be if you eat them in moderation, including hazelnuts. It’s a tall ask but keep your servings to 3-4 to avoid getting fodmapped.
- 100g hazelnuts
- 100g walnuts or pecans
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tbsp raw coconut oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- pinch of salt
- Roast hazelnuts at low heat in the oven until they’ve developed that delicious nutty flavour you’re looking for. Let them cool.
- Add hazelnuts, walnuts (or pecans) to a food processor and blitz. Depending on your preference, you can leave the nuts quite chunky or mince down to a finer consistency.
- Add oil (room temperature), maple syrup, vanilla essence, cacao powder and salt and blitz.
- Shape bite-sized balls and let cool in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Tuck in.