Healthy “Ferrero Rocher” Recipe

by | 8 Jan 24 | Blog, Recipes

An adaptable recipe that can be enjoyed in many ways!!

  • 120g roasted hazelnut powder
  • 1/2 cup / 40g raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup / 50ml melted coconut oil
  • 12 medjool dates – pitted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 16 whole hazelnuts
  • 1 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • Plus – raw chocolate recipe below

Blend all (apart from whole hazelnuts/ chopped hazelnuts/ raw chocolate) the ingredients in a food processor until the dates have completely broken down.

Make the raw chocolate and put to the side (keep over the hot water of the bain marie if the room temperature is cool)

Use a spoon to scoop out a ball size portion, pop a whole hazelnut in the middle and roll the mixture around the hazelnut between the palms of the hands, pressing the mixture together so it sticks and forms a ball

Roll the ball into chopped roasted hazelnuts then use a cocktail stick or similar to dip into the raw chocolate

Place onto a chopping board lined with parchment paper

Once all the mixture has been used up and you have a board full of delicious chocolate treats pop into the fridge for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.

You can also freeze and eat from either the fridge or freezer – depending on how hard / soft you want the hazelnut and date middle

OTHER OPTIONS


1) Leave as balls and enjoy as energy balls – freeze for best results.

2) Or flatten into a cookie – either bake at 180 fan for 12-15 minutes or enjoy raw.

3) If making raw cookie you can press the middle of the cookie inwards and fill with raw chocolate too and top with hazelnuts.

Raw Chocolate

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  • 100g raw cacao butter – shaved or chopped into small pieces
  • 50g / 1/2 a cup raw cacao powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbs maple syrup

Melt the raw cacao butter over a bain marie or on a very low heat on the hob, stirring consistently until the cacao butter has melted

Add the maple syrup, stir well

Add in the raw cacao powder, salt and vanilla and mix well until the raw cacao powder has fully dissolved and you have a beautiful smooth and velvety chocolate texture

Carefully pour into moulds and pop into the fridge or freezer for at least 30 minutes.