Tasty Low Carb Hazelnut Chocolate Energy Bite

Inspired by a recipe from Stevia, this quick-to-make energy bite is a tasty fat bomb.  I made a few adjustments to make it  a little sweeter and not as grainy-tasting.    Most of the ingredients are easy to find at your grocery store.  If you can’t find hazelnut flour, then use hazelnuts and grind them in your food processor until they are the consistency of flour.

Chocolate Hazelnut Quick Bites

1 cup Hazelnut Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Golden Flax Meal
1/2 teaspoon Cardamom
1/2 cup Butter
1 teaspoons Sugar Free Hazelnut Syrup
1 tablespoon Sugar Substitute

Chocolate Coating:
8 tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/4 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 to 1/3 cup Sugar Substitute

Mix the flour, flax meal, 1 tablespoon sugar substitute and salt together in a food processor, then add the butter and hazelnut syrup, pulsing until they are well blended.   Scoop up about one tablespoon of the dough and roll into a ball about 1 inch in diameter.  Set on a wax paper covered plate.  Repeat until all the dough has been made into balls.  You should have one dozen.  Put the balls into the refrigerator to chill until they are hard.    Allow 45 minutes to an hour.

To coat, mix the cocoa powder and 1/4 cup sugar substitute in a bowl and add the coconut oil. Stir until completely mixed and syrupy. If it is too thick, add a little more coconut oil.  Taste it!  If it is too bitter for you, then add additional sugar.

Prepare a plate with parchment paper or waxed paper. Remove a few balls at a time from the refrigerator and drop one at a time into the chocolate coating mix. Roll the ball around with a fork, then slide the fork under it to lift it from the chocolate and place onto the plate. Repeat with each of the balls until they are all done. Return to the refrigerator to harden the coating. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Makes 12 Balls

Nutrition Info per candy:
Calories: 170 Fat: 17.5 g Net Carbs: 1.3 g Protein: 2.5 g