salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits (vegan & paleo)

Salted Chocolate Hazelnut Toffee Bites

Universal rule of life #5289174:

Everything gets better when covered in salted dark chocolate.

salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits (vegan & paleo)

Except for my thermodynamics homework, which still sticks even after being doused with a creay dreamy smooth chocolate ganache. Nothing we can do about it, sadly.


salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits (vegan & paleo)

But for the rest of things? Heck yes. Get some chocolate, a tiny bit of sea salt and a sweet hazelnut filling and you’re good to go. 101% guaranteed to make your day better, your mood brighter and your dog lovelier.

salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits (vegan & paleo)

Okay I might have just made up that last part but isn’t it true that our furry pals get more adorable day by day? I think it’s like an universal law or something. 

salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits (vegan & paleo)

Anyway! These salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits? Yes yes and yes! They will totally make your day/week/month/year EPIC. I mean, a sweet and creamy date-hazelnut filling covered in a crunchy salted chocolate ganache? How could that not be the bestest thing ever?

Hint: it couldn’t.

salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits (vegan & paleo)

I’d been wanting to make something like these ever since I saw these absolute gorgeous Salty Chocolate Date Caramels from Heartbeet Kitchen. I mean, how could I not go crazy over vegan candy right?

salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits (vegan & paleo)

I decided to go for a hazelnutty version since you guys know how much I love these lil’ nuts aaaaand use the ingreedients I had on hand. And boy, did these turn out more than alright!

salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits (vegan & paleo)

Sweet and creamy on the inside, salty and crunchy on the outside. And completely healthy too! Yay for nutritious ingredients and the fact that I can totally eat a dozen of them. Although, to be completely honest with you guys… I can pretty much eat dozens of ANYTHING as long as it comes from a plant.

salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits (vegan & paleo)

Have you seen that Mean Girls scene where Cady goes all like “the limit doesn’t exist”? Oh well, it’s my friggin’ hunger drive she’s talking about.

I would be lying if I said I haven’t just devoured a bowl of mexican food which took up half of our dining table for dinner. How do these girls who think that you can make a meal out of a potato alone exist??? (I’ll take like 7 and I’ll probably add some for food on top too YES). These people who brag about how little they can eat? Ha ha ha eat your lettuce and be sad and then… HAND ME THE LETTUCE (because lettuce is glorious really) AND A BAG OF POTATOES and keep being sad.

salted chocolate hazelnut toffee bits (vegan & paleo)

EAT THEM TOFFEES BY THE DOZEN pls.

But please remember to keep some for myself because dang, I love them toffees.

Salted Chocolate Hazelnut Toffee Bits
Yields 20
Creamy in the inside, crunchy on the outside: these salted chocolate hazelnut toffees are not only healthy but delicious as well!
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For the filling
  1. 30 dates (300 grams pitted)
  2. 130 grams roasted hazelnuts
  3. 50 grams coconut milk
  4. 40 grams coconut oil
For the ganache
  1. 150 grams dark chocolate
  2. 20 grams coconut oil
  3. a pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Make sure that the dates you're using are soft enough. If they aren't soak them in water for at least 20 minutes before using.
  2. Melt coconut oil.
  3. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  4. Line a pan with parchment paper and press the dough into it.
  5. Refrigerate for 5-6 hours minimum (overnight is best)
  6. Cut into square pieces.
  7. Now, melt the chocolate and coconut oil.
  8. Dip each square into the chocolate.
  9. Chill in the freezer for 2 hours.
  10. Top with sea salt and enjoy!
Adapted from Hearbeet Kitchen
Adapted from Hearbeet Kitchen
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7 Comments

  • Reply Monica February 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    These look amazing. I love the textures and the flavors. I wish I could have a box-full!

  • Reply superfitbabe February 25, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Salted chocolate goes well with everything! Homework is the worst :( that’s what power snacks like these are for!

  • Reply Heartbeet Kitchen (@amanda_paa) February 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    oh, i love this version, and thanks for the mention! i love hazelnuts…. so i must try. yay for vegan candy! xo

  • Reply athleticavocado February 26, 2016 at 3:05 am

    The flavors of this chocolate paired together is HEAVEN! Dates are magical I tell ya!

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full February 27, 2016 at 1:09 am

    These look absolutely AMAZING, Consuelo!

  • Reply Anna February 27, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Hi! These look amazing! I want to make them and I was wondering what type of coconut milk you used? Thanks so much!

    • Reply Consuelo February 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      I use canned unless stated otherwise (it just taste so much better!). Both work, but canned is better since it gives some toffee flavour. I’m not a big fan of the carton one haha 😉 x

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