clean-eating hazelnut truffles (copycat ferrero rocher)

Truffles…I’m not talking about those wild funky mushrooms that grow in the ground.  I’m talking melt in your mouth decadent rich chocolaty hazelnut goodness.  If you’ve ever eaten a Ferrero Rocher chocolate, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

I could sit and eat an entire box of them no problem.  So naturally I decided it was a good idea to come up with a healthy alternative, clean-eating hazelnut truffles.  Now if I sit down and eat a whole batch of these bad boys I don’t feel nearly as bad. (They’re all natural and healthy ingredients after all!)

These hazelnut truffles are filled with a soft and rich cocoa hazelnut butter coated around crispy rice puffs and dipped in 70% dark chocolate.  What more could you want?

clean-eating hazelnut truffles

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Clean-eating hazelnut truffle (copycat Ferrero Rocher)

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 32 mins
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American


Enjoy these healthier, but just as tasty, copycat Ferrero Rocher truffles!


  • 160 grams roasted hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp coca powder
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup rice crisp cereal
  • 1/4 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 cup dark chocolate for coating


  1. Place your hazelnuts and cocoa powder in a food processor and blend until smooth. Depending on your processor, this can take 5-10 minutes.
  2. Mix your hazelnut cocoa butter in a bowl with honey, coconut oil, melted dark chocolate, rice crisps and hazelnuts. The texture should be soft, but not liquidy.
  3. Place your bowl of filling in the fridge and allow to slightly firm up for 1-2.
  4. Remove from fridge, and roll small balls of your filling using the palm of your hands, and place onto a baking sheet.
  5. Place rolled balls into the freezer while your prepare your chocolate coating.
  6. Melt 1 cup of dark chocolate either in the microwave, or double broiler. (a bowl on top of a pot with hot water)
  7. Remove balls from freezer, and dip each one into the melted chocolate.
  8. Place truffles in the fridge to cool.
  9. Store in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long…)


  • Serving Size: 1 truffle
  • Calories: 119
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: Clean-eating hazelnut truffle, copycat Ferrero Rocher, how to make truffles

*If you remove your truffle filling from the fridge and it is too firm, simply let it sit on the counter until the mixture loosens up.

*I recommend using a toothpick to dunk your hazelnut truffles into the melted chocolate for an even coating.