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Make your own Ferrero Rocher candy with only four ingredients!  If you've never experienced the chocolate hazelnut blss that is Ferrero Rocher, then you don't know what you've been missing.  Fortunately, this homemade version is every bit as good (I even think better), than the store bought kind.  And if you're already a Nutella fan, then you know you're in for a delight.  This is a very easy recipe for homemade Ferreros and tastes like absolute heaven, so I do hope you give it a try! 

Step 1: Materials

Ingredients 
  • 1 cup (155g) whole raw hazelnuts - separate out 36 good looking whole nuts for the centers
  • 1 cup (255g) Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread
  • 1/2 cup (75g) crushed hazelnut wafer cookies (I used Pepperidge Farm’s Pirouettes, but any wafer will do!)
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate: dark or milk - your choice. Use something nicer than chocolate chips. I was really sad I tried this shortcut.

Tools
Makes about 3 dozen

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Step 2:

In a food processor (or with a knife), chop the hazelnuts finely, but be careful not to process them into a paste.  Although, if you do, might as well keep going and make delicious hazelnut butter and be done with it.   Or don't.  Thirty seconds or so should do.

Repeat with wafers.

Combine half of the chopped nuts with the Nutella and mix well.  Refrigerate.

Combine the rest of the nuts with the chopped wafers.  

You're a third of the way there! 

Step 3:

When the Nutella mixture is quite firm (maybe an hour in the fridge - I know, it's a long time.  Go play a few rounds of Candy Crush to keep you in the mood), prep a baking sheet or tray that can fit in your freezer by lining it with parchment, foil, or one of those handy Silpats.

Scoop out small balls of the Nutella mixture and push a whole hazelnut (that you set aside earlier!) into the center of each one.

Roll the balls in the wafer/nut mixture and place on the tray.  Freeze until firm - another hour.  

At this point, you may be experiencing some frustration from the amount of sheer waiting you have to do.  You know what helps the time go by?  Eating some of your undipped Ferrero Rochers.  I won't tell.  Plus you'll be so excited at how good they are already that you won't mind waiting a bit more for the final step! 


Step 4: Chocolify

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or a baine marie (see how the pros do it here).  

Using a toothpick or a plastic fork with the middle tines snapped off, dip the balls in the melted chocolate.  Because the balls are part frozen, the chocolate should firm up very quickly. Repeat with the remaining balls and transfer to the fridge to set completely.
<p>I love this recipe, always a hit! However my experience from having used this recipe twice previously is that i've never ended up with the amount suggested by the recipe, and also I always run short of the wafer/nut mixture to roll the balls into. :)</p>
<p>Mmmmmmmmmmmmm,....They look freaking tasty! A big YUM! ?</p>
<p>YYYYYYYYYYYYYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMM</p>
You are an evil, evil woman... that must be why i love your awesome i'bles. ;-)
Looks good
Oh my gosh!!!! I've been waiting countless hours to see another instructable! What's taking so long?!?!!?
Just got a chocolate fountain as a gift last Christmas. I'm so trying this dipped in the fountain. We already keep nutella in the house anyway. Thanks!
i made this as well a while ago on my blog, but ur looks AMAZING! Great job! <br>
I HATE U. u make me so hungry....
WOW Nutella! A had a jar of nutella in my home.
Yes!! Better than the originals! Congrats in this recipe! =)
Yum!! I love your instructables, they make me hungry!
Just made these last night- only had time to try the undipped ones but they were delicious! <br> <br>http://i.imgur.com/A4EWPO7.jpg <br>
These look so delicious! Although I think you forgot to do a hyperlink on this page.
Oops! Fixed, thanks!
Thank you for posting this - I cannot wait to try it!!
You need to make a nutella guide!
this looks super good. do they really taste like ferrero rocher? and is it possible to use something other than a cookie scooper to get that nice round shape? <br>
Video on how to melt chocolate (baine marie): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcr5BAew2bI
forget all of that just chop up the chocolate chip and hazelnut dip the stick in the nutella and the chocolate chip and hazelnut as you eat.
Thanks.
Actually, what caught my eye, was they look like &quot;buckeye&quot;...maybe easily done with a small circle of light colored chocolate...does anyone have any ideas what you could use to make the eye ball?
you may want to use something other than Nutella... <br> <br>http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130520/01450023148/makers-nutella-force-fan-who-created-world-nutella-day-to-shut-it-down.shtml <br> <br>Ferrero shutdown World Nutella Day and its fansite for using &quot;Nutella&quot;... <br> <br>if Ferrero got wind of this recipe, it'll probably shut it down too...
I've always been a bit disappointed that the store-bought variety is absolutely loaded with trans-fats! Party foul! Surely at that price-point, they could use premium ingredients that would included NO partially-hydrogenated anything. (I've not noticed good things in that regard about Pepperidge Farm products, but the general idea is a good work-around for this admittedly tempting desert.)
Thank you so much, great recipe.
YUM. Yes please! <br />And you could even use diy Nutella.
Yes, have been needing to revisit my dairy-free nutella recipe.
I'm so happy to see you're back and instructing:) I can't wait to see others
Thank you!
Nice to see an instructable from you again!! And they look absolutely delicious!!
Thanks! Good to be back :D
Ms. Schooch, Sometimes I wish my tastebuds were dead. Since they are not, I gonna try one or more of your delightful ibles. What is not to like about bourbon, bacon and caramel, throw in some chocolate, for good measure. Make a twinckie! WoW!
I wish I could tell you these were all terrible choices and you should skip them all and save yourself the trouble. But I cannot. They are all delicious. As are the <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Krispy-Kreme-Donut-Doughnut-Recipe/">Krispy Kreme Donuts</a>. . . . Sorry!
I'm gluten free. Any suggestions for cookie replacement? <br>I'd gladly share it on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/saintsalvage/
You can leave the cookies out altogether - just add more crushed hazelnuts!
I MUST try this. Thank you SO much! <br>Nice photos btw!
Oh, I missed you so much! Delicious!!!!!!
Wow...just awesome :). Thank you for sharing your awesomeness.
These look awesome!
You have brought Heaven in my kitchen
Holy. Poop. I'm making these for my housewarming party this weekend.
Good to have you back!
mmm Ferrero Rochers are my favorites, I want to try these some day!!
YUM! Ferrero Rochers are sooo good! These look great!

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