Raw chocolate hazelnut bites, wonderfully crunchy with a silky, smooth chocolatey interior. This raw version of the ‘Ferrero Rocher’ is made from whole and healthy ingredient that you are sure to love
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 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 silky smooth 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.
This recipe makes 14 bites, but you could always double up on the mixture and making some as gift – homemade treats always go down well in our house.
These Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Bites are:
& a healthy alternative to the Ferrero Rocher
- 3/4 cup hazelnuts roasted & chopped
- 1/2 a cup of hazelnut butter
- 100 g cacoa liquor
- 1/4 cup. + 2 tbsp. coconut cream
- 1/4 cup. maple syrup
- Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- 14 blanched hazelnuts
- 100 g of raw chocolate or dark if you prefer
Place a heatproof bowl over a small sauce pan of boiling water and melt the cacoa liquor.
Once melted stir in the hazelnut butter, coconut cream, maple syrup and salt.
Place in the fridge (or freezer if you want faster results) to firm up for at least 2 hours
Use your hands to roll the mixture into equally sized balls (approx. 20g/1 tbsp.) and place a blanched hazelnut into the centre of each.
Roll each of the balls in the chopped hazelnuts to coat
Place in fridge to firm up again whilst melting the chocolate
Melt the chocolate of your choice, and once melted dip each of the balls into the chocolate
Place the hazelnut chocolate bites onto a plate and place in the fridge whilst the chocolate sets
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