​dark chocolate, hazelnut and berry balls

​These delicious chocolate and hazelnut balls are decadent on their own, but they are even better with the intense zing of the blueberries that makes for a yummy surprise for your tastebuds!


  • ​12-15 blueberries
  • 100 grams 70% dark sea salt chocolate or 70% dark chocolate with cranberries and sesame, chopped
  • 65 grams ground almonds (for mix)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons golden syrup (more or less, to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 40 ml Azada Olive Oil & Lemon
  • 80 grams dates
  • 35 grams dried cranberries
  • 65 grams toasted hazelnuts, chopped (for rolling)

Preparation time 20 minutes + 30 minutes resting time
Makes 12-15
Gluten free | Vegetarian 


Put the dates into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the chocolate, Azada Olive Oil & Lemon, whole hazelnuts, golden syrup, cocoa, vanilla and cranberries and pulse until the mixture is roughly chopped and sticks together. Put in the fridge for ½ hour until the mixture is slightly firmer and easy to roll. Press a small spoonful of mixture into the palm of your hand, place a blueberry inside the chocolate mixture, and press gently to form a ball, keeping the blueberry inside. Roll in chopped nuts and refrigerate until ready to serve.  

Chefs Tip

If blueberries are not available or your favourite berry, why not try using freeze-dried raspberries for that sweet-sour flavour.

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