Carrot balls with hazelnuts

This week,I was in a chocolate withdraw,just to test myself if I can resist and it works..so far!! I really love chocolate,but I also want to eat something less fatty,as much as I can!  The ideas were coming and go,and I couldn’t find something to satisfy my palate.  Last week, I found a recipe with not so much sugar,healthier than I usually make and very delightful..!To be honest,I was a little bit  skeptical and hesitant about this recipe,but it turned out to be very delicious!

I made this carrot balls,of course,I made some modifications like I always do!

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What we need:

  • 400 gr shredded carrots
  • 120 gr. sugar
  • 160 gr. hazelnuts,finely shredded
  • 1 tspn. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Amaretto
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice

How to make it:

In a saucepan,put the shredded carrots with sugar and stir well in a medium heat,until the water from carrots evaporate. Remove from the heat and let it cool. When it’s completely cool,add the remaining ingredients and mix all together. With your hands wet,shape the mixture into small balls and roll them into shredded hazelnut. I made my experiment and roll them in shredded coconut,too.! Put them in a bowl with a lid and keep them in the fridge for 1 hour.

The mixture will look kind of deformed,but don’t worry about it. Keep your hands wet,while you shape them and it will be just fine!

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