The no-bake healthy Ferrero Rocher truffles are a vegan, refined-sugar-free and dairy-free alternative to the very famous Ferrero Rocher.
Ferrero Rocher are a multi-layered truffle-style ball with a hazelnut in its heart, a layer of soft chocolate around it, Gianduja (a hazelnut-rich soft chocolate) and a thin wafer of chocolate.
Its name comes from the french word “rocher” that translates into “rock” or “boulder” and it’s commercially made by Ferrero – the guys behind Nutella and many other industrial chocolates.
Commercial Ferrero Rochers are delicious but they are manufactured, which means they use many ingredients that are better to avoid to stay on a healthy diet such as palm oil, whey, emulsifiers, milk powders, etc.
Since the real Ferrero Rochers are also made with wheat, they contain some gluten and therefore they are not gluten-free. However this recipe is 100% gluten-free because it’s made with hazelnuts, dates, cacao powder, almond butter and brown rice syrup – just wholesome ingredients.
The recipe to make these healthy rochers is very easy if you have a food processor. Follow the 3 simple steps below.
The first step simply consists in processing all the ingredient for the filling in your food processor.
Then roast some hazelnuts with coconut oil and brown rice syrup and insert one into the two layers of batter prepared before.
Form you rocher truffles with your hands like this and dip into chocolate and crushed hazelnut before cooling in the fridge for a few hours.
The texture of these healthy ferrero rocher is moist, sweet and chewy with a strong hazelnut chocolate flavor that really reminds of ferrero rocher. Of course, the chocolate filling inside is not as runny since it’s made of nuts but it’s just as delicious.
This recipe wouldn’t be complete without a guide on how to pronounce the name of these delicious balls. And this is a tricky one because the brand Ferrero is Italian and Rocher is a French word.
To pronounce Ferrero the Italian way, you have to roll the ‘r’, and roll the double ‘r’ even longer. So it’s a bit like “Fair” (with a long rolled R) + “Air” (with a short rolled R) + “oh”
Rocher is a French word, but don’t pronounced like “Roshay”. First, the “R” is a guttural “R”. Assuming you know how to do a guttural “R”, it’s like “Rosh”. The end of the word “er” is similar to an unfinished English “ay”. Imagine not closing your mouth when saying “May” – you have it. So it’s “Guttural R” + “osh” + “ay”/2. Easy!