Healthy Ferrero Rocher
This is going to be my last post of 2017 so I wanted to make it special! This has been such a great year for my blog. Although it’s still small I am now getting the opportunity to collaborate with brands, I was shortlisted for two awards and I started my degree in Nutrition after a long road to get on to the course I wanted to. I am so grateful for all of this and I am excited to make 2018 even better than this year. I have so many plans for growing my blog and building a business and although some people will say that I am being overly ambitious, I truly think anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I’m sharing my overall goals for my blog and for next year in an Instagram post shortly, so if you are interested in what I am trying to achieve with my blog then please check that out. Now I’m guessing you clicked on this post to try a recipe, so I’ll stop rambling and get on with that.
There is something about the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts which everyone seems to love! I always remember having Ferrero Rocher around Christmas and New Years Eve so its something I wanted to replicate in a much healthier and dairy-free way. For this recipe, there are serval variations (some slightly healthier than others). You can choose to leave them plain, cover them in chopped hazelnuts, cacao powder, or dark chocolate if you make to make them more decadent. Or alternatively, you can use a combination of all of the toppings so people can pick and chose what they want.
- 20 (about 250g) Medjool Dates
- (1 cup) Toasted Hazelnuts plus an extra 20 for the middle
- (1/4 cup) Cacao or Cocoa Powder
- Optional Toppings
- Cacao/Cocoa Powder
- Toasted Chopped Hazelnuts
- Dark Chocolate
- Remove the pits from the medjool dates and place them in a food processor with the hazelnuts and cacao powder and blend until a dough is formed. It doesn't have to be completely smooth.
- Scoop 1 tbsp of the mixture, flatten and place a hazelnut in the centre and then form the dough around it and roll into a ball. Repeat until you have made 20 balls.
- They can be eaten as is or can be covered in the toppings listed above.
- They are best stored in the fridge and eaten within a few days.
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