Nutella Candy: Ferrero Rocher

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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.

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    LF1810

    1 year ago

    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. :)

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    SophiesFoodieFiles

    2 years ago

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm,....They look freaking tasty! A big YUM! ?

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    CoffeeWoman

    5 years ago on Introduction

    You are an evil, evil woman... that must be why i love your awesome i'bles. ;-)

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    momoluv

    5 years ago

    Oh my gosh!!!! I've been waiting countless hours to see another instructable! What's taking so long?!?!!?

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    lambsb

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    ExpatCucina

    5 years ago on Introduction

    i made this as well a while ago on my blog, but ur looks AMAZING! Great job!

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    crazylam15

    5 years ago

    I HATE U. u make me so hungry....

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    Bungoy601

    5 years ago

    WOW Nutella! A had a jar of nutella in my home.

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    Yes!! Better than the originals! Congrats in this recipe! =)

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    spizzak

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Just made these last night- only had time to try the undipped ones but they were delicious!

    http://i.imgur.com/A4EWPO7.jpg

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    pedistrarian

    5 years ago on Step 4

    These look so delicious! Although I think you forgot to do a hyperlink on this page.

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    halofreak101

    5 years ago

    You need to make a nutella guide!

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    veronica2

    5 years ago on Step 4

    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?

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    agulesin

    5 years ago on Step 4

    Video on how to melt chocolate (baine marie): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcr5BAew2bI

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    city_of _

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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.