Ferrero Rocher is one of my all time favourite sweets. Smooth filling with a crunchy hazelnut in the middle is the real deal.

I was really keen to create a healthier version of it so here’s my take on raw Ferrero Rocher.

For the filling you’ll need:

1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts

1/2 cup roasted cashew nuts

1 cup oats

1 cup dates

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp cocoa butter

3 tbsp raw cocoa powder

1 tbsp vanilla powder

Middle:

30 whole roasted hazelnuts

Topping:

4 tbsp date syrup

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 cup of roasted hazelnuts – hand chopped in small flakes

Start off by roasting hazelnuts. Roast them until they start to brown, take nuts out of the oven & cool down. Then rub off the skin from hazelnuts. Hazelnut skin will give a bitter taste so make sure you take off as much of the skin as possible.

Then take all ingredients for the filling & blend them into a sticky dough. Take a tea spoon and roll the dough into small balls. Push one whole hazelnut into the centre & keep rolling the dough until the hazelnut is totally covered. Place these balls into a freezer to chill & firm up for about 10mins.

To make the topping simply mix date syrup & cocoa powder into a smooth paste.

To finish off smother balls with the topping paste & roll them in chopped hazelnuts until Ferrero Rocher pieces are totally covered. Voila!

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