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Ferrero Rocher Protein Balls Bite

"Ferrero Rocher" Protein Balls

A healthy protein ball twist on a delicious sweet treat!

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Renata



For the protein balls:

  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Protein Powder
  • ½ cup hazelnuts roasted, skins removed

For the coating:

  • ½ cup hazelnuts roasted, skins removed, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sugar free chocolate chips e.g. Lily’s Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil



For the protein balls:

  1. In a blender or food processor, add in the dates. Blend the dates until a ball forms. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor to ensure that the dates are well blended and mixture is smooth.
  2. Add in protein powder and blend again till thoroughly mixed in.
  3. Add in hazelnuts and blend till small pieces of nuts remain but you’re not making hazelnut butter. The batter should easily stick together when pressed between your fingers.
  4. Take heaped tablespoons of the batter and roll into golf-ball size balls. Store in the fridge till you’re ready to coat with hazelnuts and chocolate.

For the coating:

  1. Pour chopped hazelnuts onto a small plate.
  2. In a small bowl, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Melt in the microwave in 10 second increments, stirring well between heating periods. Stir well to ensure there are no lumps.

To assemble:

  1. Prepare a tray with parchment paper to place the chocolate-dipped protein balls on.
  2. Take one protein ball and gently roll into the chopped hazelnuts on the plate. You may need to gently press the nuts into the surface of the protein balls. Repeat with the remaining balls.
  3. Dip each protein ball into the melted chocolate/coconut oil mixture. You can use a spoon to roll the protein ball in the chocolate or pour chocolate over the protein ball.
  4. Once fully coated, gently pick up the protein ball with a spoon and tap against the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. Place the protein ball on the parchment paper lined tray. Repeat with the other protein balls.
  5. Store the protein balls in the fridge to ensure the chocolate coating doesn’t melt.

Recipe Notes

Store the protein balls in the fridge to ensure the chocolate coating doesn’t melt.