How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles are the ultimate homemade holiday gift! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ this is it guys, the ultimate decadent treat made right in your own kitchen!  These DIY hazelnut chocolate truffles are going to make you VERY popular with friends and family…

Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles are a copy cat version of the decadent chocolate hazelnut truffles ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

This might be the recipe of the season!  who knew you could make a homemade chocolate hazelnut truffle just as decadent and delicious as the ones in the iconic gold wrappers?

I’m as indie-minded as the next food blogger, I love to come up with brand new recipes and bold combinations that you haven’t thought of before…but sometimes it’s all about tradition.  This idea came to me after I picked up a box of the famous truffles and got a bad case of sticker shock at the checkout counter.  Those things are expensive!  But when it comes to chocolate, you can often make homemade versions of commercial treats even better at home, because you control the quality of ingredients.  My Homemade Thin Mints totally outshine the Girl Scouts’ version, plus, I was able to make a gluten free Thin Mint, and a white chocolate Thin Mint.

Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles are the ultimate decadent holiday treat! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

For these copy cat Ferrero Rocher truffles I used a dark chocolate hazelnut spread, and dark chocolate, which I like even better than the milk chocolate originals.

These are not difficult to make at all, but there are a few steps.  You could easily roast your nuts and set up your ingredients ahead of time to streamline the process.

Making Homemade Ferrero Rocher Chocolate hazelnut Truffles ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

You’ll need some whole hazelnuts, chocolate hazelnut spread, chocolate, and some wafer cookies.  It helps to have a small scoop and a candy dipping fork.  Oh, and don’t forget a rag…this can get a little messy.

TIP: You can make your own chocolate dipping fork by removing the 2 middle tines from a plastic fork, leaving the outer two in place.  It holds the candy securely while allowing the excess chocolate to drip away.

Roasted hazelnuts for Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Roasting hazelnuts brings out their amazing flavor.  You’ll reserve 24 whole nuts for the centers of your truffles, and chop the rest.

TIP: To remove the skins, just wrap them in a clean dishtowel and rub…the bitter skins will fall right off.

Whole hazelnuts for making Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Look for whole hazelnuts at Trader Joes, specialty stores, and always online, at Amazon.  Some large grocery stores carry them in bulk, especially around the holidays, so be sure to ask.

TIP: Don’t be tempted to buy hazelnuts in the shell for this recipe, they’re a particularly tough nut to crack and you’ll wear yourself out before you even begin.

Making Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

After chilling, scoop out little balls of your filling and push a whole hazelnut into the middle.  Form the chocolate around the nut to completely enclose it.

Making Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Give your turffles a first coat of crushed nuts and wafer cookies.  Then back they go into the freezer to firm up.

Making Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

The cold truffles will get a final dunk in rich chocolate that’s been mixed with some crushed hazelnuts, and then a dusting of crushed nuts on top.

TIP: I find it’s handy to use a spoon to help completely coat the truffles with the melted chocolate.

Making Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I like to keep mine chilled until ready to eat.

Homemade Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Want to get really fancy?  You can buy gold foil candy wrappers on Amazon and present your truffles in style!

*This recipe adapted from Instructables

How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

Yield: makes 24 truffles

How to Make Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole hazelnuts, plus 24 whole hazelnuts for candy centers
  • 1 cup of crushed wafer cookie crumbs
  • 1 cup chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella, that has been refrigerated for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  • 3 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Put the hazelnuts on a dry baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, giving the pan a shake once or twice during that time.
  3. Let the nuts cool, and then rub them in a clean dish towel to remove the bitter skins.
  4. Grind the nuts in a food processor until they are finely ground, but don't grind them too far or you'll get hazelnut butter! I like to pulse the machine until I get the results I'm after. Remove the nuts to a bowl.
  5. Put the crushed cookies in another bowl. Combine half of the chopped nuts with the crushed cookies and mix well.
  6. Use a small, 1 inch scoop to form small balls of the chilled hazelnut spread and push a whole hazelnut into the center. Bury the nut and then roll each ball in the nut/crumb mixture. Make sure to get each truffle well coated. Set the balls onto a foil lined baking sheet.
  7. When you have finished with all the balls, place the baking sheet in the freezer for one hour, until the truffles are very firm.
  8. Meanwhile heat the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for one minute. Stir, and then, if necessary, microwave for additional short spurts of 15 seconds, stirring in between, until completely melted.
  9. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the remaining crushed nuts for garnishing your truffles, and then mix the rest into the melted chocolate.
  10. Line a fresh tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. I like to keep the truffles in the freezer until I'm ready to dip them, so I remove a few at a time and work in batches. Dip each truffle into the chocolate, let the excess drip off, and set on the lined tray. Dust with crushed hazelnuts.
  11. The truffles will firm up eventually at room temperature, but I like to put them in the refrigerator to harden, and then you can set them on a tray, or package them however you like. I store them in the refrigerator until I'm ready to serve or gift them.
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notes:

  • You may need to remelt your chocolate if it starts to thicken during the dipping process.  It’s possible that you may need to melt additional chocolate to get all the truffles coated.
  • I used dark chocolate chips for convenience, and because I like the flavor, but you could get extra fancy and use a top grade chocolate for the ultimate homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles!

Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles are the ultimate homemade holiday gift! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

 

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda
    December 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Think crushed chocolate graham crackers could sub for the wafer cookies?

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 19, 2016 at 10:57 am

      You could try, Amanda, the only thing is that I’m not sure they’d have that same ‘crunch’. The wafer cookies are super crunchy. Report back if you use them!

      • Reply
        Sue
        December 19, 2016 at 10:57 am

        Originally I wondered if Rice Krispies would work.

  • Reply
    Sharon @ Savormania
    December 14, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    These look UNBELIEVABLE! Can’t wait to surprise my husband with them this weekend, as Ferrero Rocher are his favorite chocolates :)

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    December 7, 2016 at 10:45 am

    This is absolutely genius!! I was perusing the internet looking for some small treat I could make my mother when she comes to visit and I saw this – Search over! Homemade Ferrero Rocher? PERFECTION! Pinning to make! Cheers!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 6, 2016 at 6:46 am

    You are the most creative blogger ever! These look amazing and my son-in-law would flip if I made these for him. How delicious!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 6, 2016 at 8:42 am

      Thanks Tricia :)

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    December 6, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Oh my gosh! These are brilliant :) Never thought about making them at home, but can’t wait to try.

  • Reply
    2 sisters recipes
    December 5, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    These are our favorite truffles and it looks like so much fun to make !! Another recipe on our list to try! Thanks Sue.

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    December 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    These look absolutely delicious Sue! Perfect for gift giving!

  • Reply
    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    December 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Be still my heart! I love Ferrero Rocher and these look dangerously delicious to make at home. :)

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    December 5, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I love Ferrero Rocher and now I’m craving for them. Can’t wait to try these. Thanks

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Hope you like them Veena

  • Reply
    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    December 5, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Made this many years ago and I must say that I love the homemade one. Yours look fantastic, Sue.

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 6, 2016 at 8:43 am

      I did more than a few taste tests between them, Angie, and I have to agree, homemade is best!

  • Reply
    Tracy | Baking Mischief
    December 5, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Oh man, the sticker shock on those things is real. I’m always surprised when I see it! Making your own is such a great idea! It looks totally doable, and I love your tip about making your own dipping fork. It’s so simple, but I’d never heard it before!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 5, 2016 at 10:51 am

      And seriously Tracy, these are way better. I bought the originals ‘just for research purposes’ and they weren’t nearly as good as these ;)

  • Reply
    Anjali @ Vegetarian Gastronomy
    December 5, 2016 at 9:51 am

    umm…these were my FAVORITE before going vegan!!! I never thought of making them at home…yum!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 5, 2016 at 10:07 am

      I’m sure you could come up with a vegan version of these, Anjali!

  • Reply
    Platter Talk
    December 5, 2016 at 9:34 am

    One of my favorite candies! Now I can make them. Great for the holiday trays, too!

  • Reply
    Beth @ Binky's Culinary Carnival
    December 5, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I am really excited about trying these! They look fun and delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

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