[RECIPE] Chocolate Protein Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate Protein Hazelnut Truffles FI

Tame that sweet tooth the Healthy Girl way!

To get the inside scoop on how to do tasty cheats the right way, we turned to the resident expert on the subject, Andene Thomson – SA’s self-styled Healthy Girl with a Sweet Tooth.

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  • 1 Healthy Girl Cacao Crunch Protein Ball Mix 
  • ΒΌ cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 5 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1Β½ cups roasted hazelnuts (Β½ cup whole and 1 cup chopped)
  • 1Β½ slabs of dark chocolate, melted

Darker is better: The darker the chocolate, the less sugar and milk it contains. Natural dark chocolate also has more antioxidant-packed cacao in it.


    • Empty the packet contents into a mixing bowl.
    • Pour the melted coconut oil, almond butter and maple syrup over the packet contents. Mix well until a sticky-like consistency is reached.
    • Roll the mixture into balls and then place a hazelnut in the middle. Roll again to make sure the hazelnut is hidden.
    • Roll the balls into the melted chocolate and then into the chopped hazelnuts.
    • Refrigerate for at least an hour.


Makes 20 balls

Become a health nut: Hazelnuts contain high levels of monounsaturated fats, which can improve cardiovascular health and help to manage type-II diabetes. Hazelnuts are a good source for oleic acid, which helps to lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and can raise ‘good’ HDL cholesterol levels.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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