Raw chocolate hazelnut bites, wonderfully crunchy with a soft, gooey chocolaty interior. This raw version of the ‘Ferrero Rocher’ is made from whole and healthy ingredients.
It’s easy to over indulge this time of year, especially with the festive season approaching but if like me you are looking for a healthy alternative to treat yourself with then this recipe is made for you.
These raw chocolate hazelnut bites will satisfy any sweet tooth or chocolate craving and if I’m honest, these taste much better than a real ‘Ferrero Rocher’ anyway. With the dark chocolate coating, toasted hazelnuts and soft datey centre, these bites are a lot less sugary with a more intense chocolate flavour.
While these bites take a little bit of preparation and are rather messy to make (hello chocolaty hands), they’re definitely worth the investment and will be sure to impress guests.
These Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Bites are:
& A healthy alternative to the Ferrero Rocher
- 80g / ½ a cup of blanched hazelnuts
- 10 medjool dates
- 2 tbsp. hazelnut milk
- 25g / ¼ cup raw cacoa powder
- Raw Chocolate
- 4 tbsp. cocoa butter
- 4 tbsp. raw cacoa powder
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 10 blanched hazelnuts
- ¾ cup / 120g of roasted hazelnuts, chopped
- Remove the pips from the dates and place into a food processor along with the hazelnuts, cacao and milk.
- Process until a smooth paste has formed and transfer into a small bowl/tub.
- Place the mixture into the fridge to firm up for 3-4 hours.
- Once the mixture is firm, divide it into 10 balls (approx. 25g each).
- Use your hands to roll the mixture into equally sized balls and place a hazelnut into each centre.
- Place in freezer to harden whilst making the chocolate.
- Gently melt the cacao butter over a low heat. Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder and maple syrup.
- Dip the each of the balls into the chocolate before rolling into the chopped hazelnuts.
- Place the hazelnut chocolate bites onto a tray and freeze for 30 minutes before eating.
- Once set, remove from the freezer and place in the fridge.
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