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12 January, 2017

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher

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A lot of people have asked me for a raw vegan dessert that doesn’t contain coconut. Here’s a delicious recipe for homemade Ferrero Rocher truffles that quickly became one of my favorite desserts ever and doesn’t contain coconut.

These Ferrero Rocher truffles are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and require no cooking, but they taste absolutely amazing. The combination of hazelnuts and chocolate is delightful.

I used some dried fruit for the creamy part. I combined dates, cherries and cranberries, because dates are too sweet for me. You can use any dried fruit you like. Also if you have hazelnut butter, it would make a great addition, but since I didn’t have it, I substituted tahini instead. The nut butter is optional though. I’m not adding any additional sweetener, but if you like your truffles sweeter, you can add some sweetener of your choice.

 

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher

 

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher

 

The recipe requires only 4-5 ingredients and makes about 15-20 truffles depending on their size.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of ground hazelnuts + 20 whole hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup of dried fruit (I used dates, cherries and cranberries)
  • Water – to soak the dried fruit
  • 2 tablespoons of hazelnut butter (or any other type of nut butter) – optional
  • 3-4 tablespoons of cocoa or cacao powder
  • Sweetener of your choice – optional
  • ½ cup of chocolate or chocolate chips

 

Directions

Soak the dried fruit in water.

Grind one cup of hazelnuts and take about half of the ground hazelnuts out of the food processor.

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher Recipe

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher Recipe

 

Instructions for the other half: add the dried fruit, the hazelnut butter and the cocoa powder. Process until everything is well mixed. Let the mixture chill in the fridge for about an hour.

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher Recipe

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher Recipe

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher Recipe

 

Then, take teaspoonfuls of the mixture, put a hazelnut inside each and form a ball. Roll the balls in ground hazelnuts and put them in the freezer for 30-40 minutes to harden up.

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher Recipe

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher Recipe

 

After that, melt the chocolate. You can use the double boiler method or do it in the microwave stirring every 10 seconds. If there are ground hazelnuts left, add them to the melted chocolate.

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher Recipe

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher Recipe

 

Roll the balls into the melted chocolate and put them in the fridge until the chocolate cover has hardened.

 

Enjoy! 🙂

 

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher

Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher

Ingredients

1 cup of ground hazelnuts + 20 whole hazelnuts

1/3 cup of dried fruit (I used dates, cherries and cranberries)

Water – to soak the dried fruit

2 tablespoons of hazelnut butter (or any other type of nut butter) – optional

3-4 tablespoons of cocoa or cacao powder

Sweetener of your choice - optional

½ cup of chocolate or chocolate chips

Instructions

Soak the dried fruit in water.

Grind one cup of hazelnuts and take about half of the ground hazelnuts out of the food processor.

Instructions for the other half: add the dried fruit, the hazelnut butter and the cocoa powder. Process until everything is well mixed. Let the mixture chill in the fridge for about an hour.

Then, take teaspoonfuls of the mixture, put a hazelnut inside each and form a ball. Roll the balls in ground hazelnuts and put them in the freezer for 30-40 minutes to harden up.

After that, melt the chocolate. You can use the double boiler method or do it in the microwave stirring every 10 seconds. If there are ground hazelnuts left, add them to the melted chocolate.

Roll the balls into the melted chocolate and put them in the fridge until the chocolate cover has hardened.

http://www.myhealthydessert.com/recipes/dairy-free/homemade-vegan-ferrero-rocher/

 

If you like the recipe, share it with your friends and don’t forget to follow me on my social media pages to know when a new recipe is up. 🙂

 

See also:

Delicious Homemade Vegan Raffaellos

Delicious Homemade Vegan Raffaellos

 

Delicious Homemade Vegan Bounty Bars

Delicious Homemade Vegan Bounty Bars

 

Homemade Bounty Ice Cream

Homemade Bounty Ice Cream

 

11s COMMENTS

11 thoughts on : Homemade Vegan Ferrero Rocher

  • January 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Hi ! Sounds yumm must try . Did you use vegan chocolate for the covering ? Also how do you make hazelnut butter ? Thnks ! In advance

    • January 12, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      Hi and thank you! I used dark chocolate (it should be vegan, but since I’m not vegan myself I can’t guarantee that the brand I used is 100% vegan). Also, I usually add a little bit of cacao butter when I melt chocolate, but this is totally optional.
      Here’s my peanut butter recipe, you can use this method to make any nut butter at home. You need a powerful blender if you want the consistency to be very soft and creamy though.
      http://www.myhealthydessert.com/vegan/homemade-peanut-butter/
      I hope this helps, have a wonderful rest of the day! 🙂

    • January 14, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you! Happy weekend! 🙂

    • January 18, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you, I’m happy you like it. 🙂

  • February 25, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Made it and it is delicious! I used almonds instead of hazelnuts as I didn’t have any and I didn’t go to the shop to buy, but next time I will use hazelnuts. For dried fruits, I used mulberry, again, something that I had at home. 🙂

    • February 26, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Sounds even more delicious! 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

  • Jen
    June 27, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Hi!
    This seems like a great recipe, but I dont have any dates or dried berries at hand, so I was wondering if I could used raisins instead?

    • July 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Hey, thank you so much for stopping by and I’m sorry for the long delay! Yes, you can use any dried fruit of your choice, raisins would be great! Happy weekend <3

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