Making Nutella Fruit And Nut Balls
This one of those fun times where you can look in the cupboard just before shopping day and generally find enough for a yummy recipe or two. And it is especially handy when fresh ingredients have run out and you are yet to go shopping.
We found the usual mix of dried dates, rolled oats, and some nuts which we chopped up with the dates. We also found some peanut butter, nutella, choc chips, and even a can of chopped pineapple!
Rather than flour we prefer to use LSA which we think is a lot healthier and easier on the stomach, and we also included mixed spice and cinnamon, as well as some coconut and nuts for the coating.
When using tinned fruit, the real secret is to drain it completely and we even let it sit on several sheets of paper after being drained to absorb all the excess moisture. Otherwise the recipe will be too wet to use.
As with most of our recipes, all the ingredients can just be thrown into a mixing bowl and a wooden spoon (or clean fingers) used to mix it into a good dough.
You know you are there when you can grab a handful of mixture and form it into a ball without it being too wet or dry. Before starting, we set a piece of baking paper on a tray and placed some coconut and some of the chopped nuts in a bowl to roll the finished balls in.
So as each ball was made we just rolled them in the coating mixture and then placed them on the baking paper. Once complete, the tray is then placed in the fridge to allow the mixture to set. We like to give it a couple of hours, and in fact often find they taste better the next day! Have a go and see what you think!
- 1 cup of well-drained tinned fruit (we used pineapple)
- 1 cup of chopped dates
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup of LSA
- Half a cup of chopped nuts
- Half a cup of peanut butter
- Half a cup of Nutella
- Half a cup of choc chips
- 1 tbsp of mixed spice
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- Mixture of coconut and chopped nuts for coating.
- Prepare a piece of baking paper on an oven tray to go in the fridge
- Place some coconut and chopped nut into a bowl to coat the balls
- Open the tin of fruit and drain very well to remove as much moisture as possible
- Place all ingredients into the mixing bowl and stir into a good doughy mixture
- If it is too wet, add some coconut or more oats, if too dry add some more peanut butter or nutella
- Roll into balls approx 1 inch (3cm) in diametre and roll in coating
- Place finished balls on baking sheet and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
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Christine and Trevor Barre
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Disclaimer: this recipe is not suitable for anyone with any food or nut allergy which might be brought on by any of these ingredients.
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