15 mins prep time
15 mins cook time
Serves 20 people


  • 160g hazelnuts
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • ½ cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • ½ cup finely chopped seeded dates
  • 2 tsp hazelnut oil or a neutral flavoured oil
  • ½ cup pure icing sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place hazelnuts on a baking tray and toast for 10- 15 min (do not burn) then let them cool.
  3. Chop hazelnuts in a food processor until fine but not to dust.
  4. Add all other ingredients except oil and sugar. Quickly pulse a few times to mix, or do this in a mixing bowl.
  5. Turn mixture into bowl and rub your hands with a little oil. Pinch off walnut sized pieces and roll into balls.
  6. When all balls are rolled, sift over the icing sugar (optional) and roll balls in it to coat well.

Nutrients per serve
Energy 420 kJ
Protein 1.4 g
Fat 5 g
Saturated fat 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Sugars 11 g
Dietary fibre 2 g
Sodium 3 mg

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