Treat yourself to these decadent Chocolate Hazelnut Crispies! This recipe is ideal for an after-dinner dessert, a quick afternoon snack, or party appetizer. Combined with flavors from the brown rice cereal, hemp hearts, hazelnuts, and chocolate, this is a treat that you will want to make again and again! Thanks to the chocolate, this recipe provides a healthy dose of flavanols, which research has shown to potentially improve vascular health (i.e. lowering blood pressure, and improving blood flow to the brain and heart) which helps make blood platelets less likely to clot (1). This recipe also contains hemp hearts, which are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. In addition, they contain 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of omegas per 30 gram serving (3 tablespoons), which will keep you feeling fuller longer! So go ahead and try out this recipe for yourself–your taste buds will thank us later.
Chocolate Hazelnut Crispies
2 cups sprouted brown rice cereal
1/3 cup hemp hearts
1 1/2 cups chocolate hazelnut spread
1/3-1/2 cup finely shredded coconut, not sweetened
One large mixing bowl
One flat spatula
One tablespoon measuring device
40 mini baking cup holders
One baking sheet
In a large mixing bowl, add the sprouted brown rice cereal and hemp hears. Mix together well.
Add the chocolate hazelnut spread, and stir using a flat spatula. Make sure everything is mixed well. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Using a one tablespoon measuring device, scoop one spoonful at time into a baking cup holder.
Place coconut on a plate and cover the chocolate hazelnut truffle in coconut.
Place the truffles onto a baking sheet, and tightly cover it with freezer wrap. Freeze up to one hour or overnight.
These can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Remember to label and date them. You could also store them in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.[br][br]Disclaimer: Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services to Manitoba harvest. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.
(1) Heart Health Benefits of Chocolate. Cleveland Clinic. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/prevention/nutrition/food-choices/benefits-of-chocolate