Choc Hazelnut Protein Slice

This recipe reminds me of a Ferrero Rocher! Which I use to be OBSESSED with these pre-dairy free days! And I was so excited when I created this recipe because it is bursting with that delicious chocolatey-hazelnut flavour of a Ferrero Rocher!

This recipe would be a perfect morning or afternoon snack to curb those sweet cravings. It is completely balanced; with complex carbohydrates from the quinoa flakes, protein from the protein powder and healthy fats from the nuts.

I find for all my meals and especially snacks, I need all 3 macronutrients to be present or I am just not satisfied! So this Choc Hazelnut Protein Slice will be sure to satisfy your hunger, provide you with sustainable energy & curb those sweet cravings in a healthy way. Win-win-win!

Choc Hazelnut Protein Slice

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dates (soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes, then discard water)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • 3 tbsp cacao hazelnut protein (I used Botanika Blends Protein or you can substitute it for chocolate protein or cacao powder and it will be delicious!)
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 hazelnuts + 2 tbsp extra for topping
  • 6 squares dark chocolate

Method:

  1. Blend all ingredients, except the 2 tbsp additional hazelnuts and chocolate, in a blender. The mixture should be crumbly but don’t worry it should be!
  2. Transfer mixture into a pan and press down firmly so that it is about 2cm thick. Set aside.
  3. Add remaining hazelnuts into the blender and pulse until crushed.
  4. Pour over the choc-hazelnut base and press down slightly.
  5. Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the slice.
  6. Set in the freezer for 3 hours and then cut into 12 slices. Enjoy!

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