‘Nutella’ Stuffed Cookie Dough Balls
Nutella is one of those things I miss A LOT since cutting out dairy and junk food and trying to eat more consciously. I know eating a spoon of it won’t kill me and if I really wanted to I would eat it, but it’s easier for me to avoid such foods because once I have a taste, I want to eat the whole thing. I’m sure I’m not alone in this! It’s like recently the hubby bought a bag of salted crisps and I had some while we were watching a film. I never crave salty foods, but since then I’ve had this crazy craving for crisps, despite always craving sweet food usually. Now all of a sudden all I want to eat is crisps and I know it’s because I had a taste for it and now my brain wants more!
It’s the same scenario with any other kind of treat, whether it be sweets, biscuits, cake or in this case Nutella! I made a healthier version a while back so I didn’t feel like I was missing out but recently started craving it again. The hubby is to blame here too. He bought a big jar of the silky smooth stuff and just one sniff had me craving it like mad! The only solution was for me to make another batch of my healthier homemade version of ‘Nutella’.
It’s so easy for me to whip up a really quick batch now in my trustee Optimum G2.3 blender. It literally took a couple of minutes of blending time to achieve a silky smooth finish. Really handy when you don’t have much time (or patience!).
So I after feeding my Nutella cravings, I still had some left over that needed to be eaten, so I decided to create these Nutella stuffed cookie dough balls. No bake and really easy to make with only a few ingredients that I had in my cupboard like oats, ground almonds, coconut oil and maple syrup. They turned out so lush and delicious!
‘Nutella’ Stuffed Cookie Dough Balls
- 1 cup (110g) oat flour – ground plain oats into a flour in a food processor. Use gluten-free if allergic/intolerant
- 1/2 cup (50g) ground almonds
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 4.5 tbsp coconut oil
- 4 tsp Homemade ‘Nutella‘
- Dairy-free dark chocolate, melted
- Create the filling by taking about 1/2 tsp of the Nutella for each cookie dough ball and placing it on a plate covered with parchment paper. Try to make it as round as possible. Freeze for about an hour.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oat flour, ground almonds and salt.
- Fold in the maple syrup and coconut oil. Mix to combine into a dough consistency.
- Shape into walnut sized balls. Press the frozen Nutella filling into the ball and roll until the Nutella is in the centre of the ball.
- Freeze for a couple of hours.
- Dip each cookie dough ball in the melted chocolate, then chill in the fridge until set.
Homemade nutella makes all the difference! Now the only problem is that I can’t stop just eating one or two…can you?
Girl, these look like an incredible little bite of heaven and dreams! Swooning!
Wow, these look so fun. Especially if you love nutella and cookie dough – what a combo!
These looks absolutely scrumptious Nadia! I love that you used homemade nutella, I also make my own and cannot recommend it enough 🙂
Oh my goodness Nadia!! Woooooowww! Nutella stuffed cookie dough sounds incredible! I love how healthy these are too. I definitely need to make them ASAP! Pinned <3
Argh, I know, I know. When you’re going through a supposed “disciplined” phase and will “only have one”. Don’t think I’ll be able to keep to the stick-to-one rule with these balls either, too delicious!
Well these sure do sound wonderful. These seem like a perfect idea to take to a party, or perhaps just sit at home and eat them one by one. Thanks for the great recipe!
Made them today. Tasted awesome. Just to make clear , 4.5 Tbs of coconut mentioned in ingredients is coconut oil ?
Thanks n Regards
So glad you enjoyed them 🙂 Yes, coconut oil.
Deliciousness overloaded. Mmmm, these cookie dough balls look so pretty and delish, Nadia.
These look so incredible Nadia! Saving this recipe!! 💚
Thank you corey 🙂
These look absolutely incredible Nadia, nutella stuffed cookie dough is the dream!
I can’t tell you how good these look! Totally in love with them and can’t wait to make them!
What do you mean by plain oats? Can I use quick oats or do I need something else?
Oh MY, it looks great! Can’t wait to cook em this Sunday!
Let me know what you think once you’ve tried them 😀 xx