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?
- 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
- Place your hazelnuts and cocoa powder in a food processor and blend until smooth. Depending on your processor, this can take 5-10 minutes.
- 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.
- Place your bowl of filling in the fridge and allow to slightly firm up for 1-2.
- Remove from fridge, and roll small balls of your filling using the palm of your hands, and place onto a baking sheet.
- Place rolled balls into the freezer while your prepare your chocolate coating.
- Melt 1 cup of dark chocolate either in the microwave, or double broiler. (a bowl on top of a pot with hot water)
- Remove balls from freezer, and dip each one into the melted chocolate.
- Place truffles in the fridge to cool.
- Store in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks (if they last that long…)
*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.