Handmade Recipe: Chocolate Bonbons

Have you ever found yourself saying, “I could really use a snack” and some absurd person says, “Have a piece of fruit!” Sure they mean well but at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, chocolate is the only acceptable answer. Well I figured out how to have a delicious chocolatey snack that’s also pretty wholesome, and I was so excited to share the recipe here that I drew the whole thing. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Bonbons


  • 3/4 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 15 small chopped dates (or about one heaping cup chopped)
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee or water


  1. Lightly toast the hazelnuts in a pan on the stove. Should take just a few minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Put the hazelnuts into a food processor and grind finely
  3. Add oats, coconut, cocoa powder and salt
  4. Pulse twice to combine
  5. Add dates and vanilla and blend for about 60 seconds
  6. Add coffee (or water) and blend into a thick dough
  7. Dump the mixture out onto a clean surface and give it a good mush with your hands
  8. Roll into bonbon-sized balls
  9. Refrigerate overnight in a sealed container
  10. Enjoy with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea!


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