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
30 whole roasted hazelnuts
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!