A Nutritional Twist on Ferrero Rocher | Vegan & Gluten Free

Deliciously indulgent Ferrero Roche Balls but with a healthy twist on the ingredient list. These raw truffles have a crunchy centre piece encased in a gooey chocolate caramel which is then dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in a sea of toasted hazelnuts. Now if that didn't get you hungry then I don't know what to say.

These guys don't only look gorgeous but are extremely addictive and I have been told taste better than the original. Don't say I didn't warn you!! 

A Nutritional Twist on Ferrero Rochers Gluten Free Vegan

A Nutritional Twist on Ferrero Rocher

Makes 10 balls 

Ingredients

For the chocolate caramel

140g dates, pitted

20g coconut oil 

30g desiccated coconut 

40g cacao powder

40g honey, maple syrup or agave syrup 

For the crunchy filling 

10 hazelnuts, whole and roasted

50g hazelnuts, roasted and crushed 

For the chocolate coating

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

2 tbsp agave syrup 

4 tbsp cacao powder

pinch of salt 

Method

1. In a high-speed blender combine the pitted dates, melted coconut oil, desiccated coconut, cacao powder and liquid sweetener of your choice. Blend on high until you are left with a dough like texture. 

2. Then roll the dough into ten individual balls. Now push a roasted hazelnut into each and roll once more between your hand to ensure it's fully covered up. 

3. Next you need to press the crushed hazelnuts into your balls so that they are covered all around. Put into the freezer. 

4. To make the chocolate simply add all of the ingredients to a bowl making sure the coconut oil is melted. Whisk until you are left with a smooth chocolate mix.

5. Now dip each hazelnut covered ball into your melted chocolate and transfer to a parchment paper lined tray. Once you have repeated this with all ten balls place them back into the freezer until set then store in a Tupperware in the fridge.