I don’t have much to say about these, other than these raw vegan Ferrero Rochers are bites of absolute heaven. If you’re a fan of the classic candy, or a fan of chocolate and hazelnut, you have to try this whole-food based version!

a plate of raw vegan Ferrero rockers.

Guys, during the holidays, Ferrero rocher’s always make their way around our get-togethers and I just cannot resist. I”m all for allowing the real deal, but when it comes to having them super frequently, or daily let’s be real, I try and create versions made with whole food ingredients and without all of the additives and sugar. These taste spot on, with a slightly different texture, but still that perfect crunch! I am absolutely obsessed, and so is Thomas, so we all know that means it’s a winner!

What is in these raw vegan Ferrero Rochers?

Hazelnuts: This is what gives it that classic flavor! I wouldn’t reccomend subbing them, as they won’t taste like Ferrero Rochers at all. But if you did need to, you can sub any other nut and they’d still be a tasty treat!

Cacao powder: This adds the chocolatey goodness to the recipe! I love cacao powder, as it’s actually packed with antioxidants. Highly recommend getting a high-quality cacao as it’ll add to the flavor!

Maple Syrup: This adds the perfect sweetness to the recipe and tastes amazing with the hazelnuts and cacao! However you can sub any sticky sweetener if you need to!

Coconut oil: This will act as a stabilizer/bonder in the recipe and kind of help hold everything together. You can sub any neutral tasting oil or vegan butter.

How to make the bites:

  1. Add the ingredients to a food processor.
  2. Drop by balls onto a lined cookie sheet. Add a hazelnut to the center of each one.
  3. Freeze to firm up.
  4. Melt chocolate. Roll the balls into the chocolate and then into the crushed hazelnuts.
  5. Freeze again until firm. Enjoy!

Raw Vegan Ferrero Rochers

If you're a fan of the classic Ferrero rocker candy, you will absolutely love this whole food version! You only need a few ingredients & a few minutes to throw them together. They taste sooo decadent, but are vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free!
Prep Time 10 mins
Freezer time 2 hrs
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bites
Calories 1 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1-3 tbsp plant milk as needed
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Add the hazelnuts to food processor and process until it starts to become sticky mixture. Then add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
  • You may need to wet your hands for this step, but roll the mixture into balls and place a whole hazelnut in the center of them, pressing the dough around it.
  • Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes until hardened and easier to work with.
  • Add the chopped hazelnuts to a small bowl. In another bowl, Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together until completely smooth.
  • Dip each ball into the melted chocolate & them roll in chopped hazelnuts. Place back in freezer until firm, about 2 hours, then enjoy!
Keyword chocolate chips, chocolate ganache, easy recipe, ferrero rocher, hazelnut, healthy snack, No-Bake

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