'Ferrero Rocher' Chocolate Balls
Is anyone else a Ferrero Rocher fan?
Store-bought Rocher chocolates are loaded with nasty ingredients, cheap fats and loads of sugar! So if indulging in a sweet treat, why not try one of these delicious chocolate balls? These Healthy Homemade Ferrero Rocher Balls are vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free BUT taste so delicious. Really, a no-brainer!
For the filling
60 g rolled oats gluten-free
130 g dates soaked in hot water for 20 minutes
50 g hazelnut butter or any nut butter
1 tsp instant espresso powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp cacao powder
40 g finely ground hazelnuts (for the best flavor toasted as whole and then finely ground)
2 tbsp nut milk- coconut milk, coconut cream, or hazelnut milk
1/4 tsp salt
22 pieces whole toasted hazelnuts 25 g, skinned
120 g dark chocolate chopped
1 tsp coconut oil
60 g whole toasted hazelnuts
Place the oats in the bowl of your food processor and process as finely as possible. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until a thick smooth mass forms.
Dump the chocolate batter onto a plate or sheet of cling film and take the 22 whole toasted hazelnuts.
Take a tbsp of batter and flatten into circle. Place a hazelnut in the middle and shape the batter around it. Roll in your palms until you've got a round truffle. Place truffles on a freezer-fit plate lined with cling film and place in the freezer.
Chop dark chocolate and melt in a hot water bath (water should not boil) together with the coconut oil. While the chocolate melts, place toasted hazelnuts in a food processor and chop coarsely. Stir chocolate until smooth, then add the hazelnuts and stir.
Now, working quickly, dip chilled truffles into the chocolate hazelnut mixture and roll around, making sure they are coated evenly. Place on a plate to set.
Store the homemade Ferrero Rocher balls in an airtight container at room temperature, or, if you prefer them chilled, in the fridge.