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Homemade Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut Truffles)

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Make my Homemade Ferrero Rocher (Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles), which are easy no-bake edible gifts for the holidays or any time!
Homemade Ferrero Rocher - No bake truffles that are just like the real thing.

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Homemade Chocolates are a really nice gift to give around the Holidays. One chocolate you would often see gifted in Ireland during Christmas is a Ferrero Rocher. Why? Because they are fancy and are what gownups eat. I’m going to show you how you can make your own Ferrero Rocher that you can give as edible gifts, and there is no baking required!

If you haven’t had the pleasure of eating Ferrero Rocher before then let me paint you a picture – they have a crispy chocolate shell coated in toasted hazelnuts that surrounds a soft chocolate and hazelnut center.   And smack bang in the middle is a whole toasted tasty hazelnut. I hope you like hazelnuts!

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Fun fact, I was gifted Christmas Ferrero Rocher when I was in school for Valentine’s day. I knew they were from Christmas because they had holly on the package. Needless to say they were stale. Needless to say I still ate them. I’m no fool.

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Looking for even more edible gifts to give this Holiday season? Check out my Homemade Candy Bars or my Homemade Candy Bar Fudge. Both would make wonderful gifts.


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Homemade Ferrero Rocher

4.60 from 168 votes
Make my Homemade Ferrero Rocher (Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles), which are easy no-bake edible gifts for the holidays or any time!
Author: Adapted from Further Food
Servings: 45
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Make my Homemade Ferrero Rocher (Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles), which are easy no-bake edible gifts for the holidays or any time!
Author: Adapted from Further Food
Servings: 45

Ingredients

  • 2 cup (10oz/284g) roasted hazelnuts
  • ½ Cup (2oz/57g) cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (5oz/142g) maple syrup (agave or honey)
  • 1 cup (6oz/170g) Chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup (5oz/142g) roughly chopped hazelnuts (to garnish)

Instructions

  • Add the 2 cups (10oz/284g) of hazelnuts into a food processor (keep aside 40-45 hazelnuts for the center) and blend into a fine paste like consistency. It takes a 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt and maple syrup and blend until the ingredients start to stick together, just 20 seconds. You NEED the mix to be sticky and not dry. if it is not shapable then continue to blend.
  • Roll into small balls, inserting a hazelnut into the center. Once they are all rolled, place in the fridge for an hour minimum to set them.
  • Once set, dip each Ferrero Rocher in the melted chocolate. Let any excess chocolate dip off.
  • Then toss them in the chopped hazelnuts and coat them all over. Place them on a tray lined with parchment.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to enjoy. They will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.

 

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Sue Van Thiel
Sue Van Thiel
4 years ago

I love all your recipes and anxious to make these -I wanted to try to get the hazel wafer -wow didn’t know it would be so hard to find but got today-so hope it turns out-will be making this week sometime.
Thank you again for all the wonderful recipes.

JEANNE ZAMUTT
JEANNE ZAMUTT
3 years ago

Thank you for all of the great recipes! In the comments regarding the Homemade Ferrero Rocher, several people have mentioned ‘wafers’. I don’t see them listed in the recipe.

Allan Biggins
Allan Biggins
4 years ago

Hi Gemma,
I need to find a machine to keep chocolate heated and tempered while dipping large amounts of truffles and candies. What are these called and do you have a recommendation for one?

Allan

Allan Biggins
Allan Biggins
4 years ago

Hi Gemma, Firstly, YOU ARE THE BEST! I love your videos. I would like to see more confection making. I need a good recipe for creme and other fillings for filled chocolates and to know whether I should use extracts or oils for flavoring chocolate.

Robin
Robin
4 months ago

My daughter used to LOVE Ferrero Rocher but since she must be Gluten Free, she hasn’t been able to eat them for the last 15 years. I called the company to see if they will ever make a Gluten Free Version but they said not at this time. So, I found this recipe online and we made them today. It was a lot of work but we had fun making them. The recipe says that it makes 45 but we only got 30.

Robin
Robin
5 months ago

How much chocolate do you need for 1 C Melted. What kind of Chocolate should be used?

Jackie
Jackie
6 months ago

I kinda thought I messed up on the Hazelnuts I have been so busy baking that I put the nuts in the oven before I boiled them. When I went to stir them around a little I rembered that I forgot to boil them Well, I took them out after about 10 minutes, dumped them in a cloth and rubbed them. To my surprise the skins come off easier then if I would hard boiled them I put them in the oven for about15 minutes, as far as I can tell the look and taste the same. I made 2… Read more »

Robin
Robin
6 months ago

How much of the hazelnuts go into the food processor?

mariss
mariss
1 year ago

Hello Gemma, what would you think of using rice crispies if there is a nut allergy? I know the taste will suffer somewhat but perhaps I could use a flavoring of some kind? Can you give me any pointers?

Erma Clifton
Erma Clifton
1 year ago

do they taste like the actual Ferrero rochers?

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