My Chocolate Hazelnut Balls (a version of Oreo Cookie Balls) are the perfect no-bake treat for the holidays, and are made with just a few ingredients that guarantee you great chocolate flavor.
Hi Bold Bakers!
Chocolate and hazelnut are quintessential Christmas flavors to me. That might be a European thing, because we give gifts of Ferrero Rocher around the holidays. Fancy, I know!
My Chocolate Hazelnut Balls are the perfect no-bake treat for the holidays, and are made with just a few ingredients that guarantee you great chocolate flavor. Your friends and family will adore these handheld sweet treats this winter!
How to make Oreo cookie crumbs
My No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Balls start with Oreo cookie crumbs as they’re a version of Oreo Cookie Balls. Made by hand with a mortar and pestle, or in a food processor, these cookie crumbs include both the chocolate cookies and the sweet frosting inside! The result is a sweet chocolate crumb that naturally lends itself to sticking together and rolling easily into a little ball.
What if I don’t have Nutella?
The other magic ingredient in my No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Balls is Nutella. Nutella is a rich chocolate and hazelnut sweet spread sent from above. I like to use Nutella in this recipe to add a nutty chocolate fudge-like flavor and texture, and this is the other thing that really binds the balls together. If you don’t have Nutella you have to check out my recipe for Homemade Nutella!
Do I have to use hazelnuts for Chocolate Hazelnut Balls?
The last thing that really cements the flavors in this little one-bite treat is chopped hazelnuts. Chocolate and hazelnuts are best friends, but if you can’t find them or don’t love the flavor, I might suggest you use almonds or cashews instead!
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My Chocolate Hazelnut Balls are the perfect no-bake treat for the holidays, and are made with just a few ingredients that guarantee you great chocolate flavor.
- 1 cup (3oz/85g/1 sleeve) oreos, crushed into crumbs
- 1/4 cup (1¼oz/35g) hazelnuts, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) nutella
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, for rolling
Combine the Oreo crumbs, hazelnuts, Nutella, and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
Mix until a sticky dough is formed. At this point chill the mixture or about 2 hours.
Once chilled, scoop the cookie mixture into balls. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop a level tablespoon of the mix then roll into a ball. Repeat the process until all of the balls are rolled.
Roll each ball generously in cocoa powder.
Cover and store the balls in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 10 days.
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