For the filling:
- 3 cups crushed hazelnut wafer cookies (I used Pepperidge Farm’s Pirouettes)
- 3 cups finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
- 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) Nutella
For the chocolate coating:
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
- 1 1/2 cups finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
For the filling:
Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper. In a large bowl combine the crushed hazelnut wafer cookies, hazelnuts, and Nutella until well combined. Mixture will be sticky. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until firm enough to shape, about 30 minutes. Using a 1-Tablespoon spring-loaded cookie scoop, scoop into balls. Place balls on prepared baking sheet then chill in the freezer until they are hardened, about 15 minutes.
For the chocolate coating:
Meanwhile, combine the chocolate and oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring between each burst, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in the chopped hazelnuts. Let the mixture cool slightly.
Using a toothpick, dip each chilled truffle into chocolate, coat completely, then place back on the baking sheet. Once all the truffles are dipped, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating has hardened, about 15 minutes. Place truffles in mini cupcake liners or wrap in foil to serve. Truffles can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Quick question – approx. how many packages of Pepperidge Farm’s Pirouettes do I need to make the 3 C. Crushed Pirouettes? Plan to make these. Thank YOU Tessa for your fabulous recipes!
The measurements for this recipe are way off and this is a very expensive recipe as you need more than four cups of hazelnuts which aren’t cheap! The first step with making the balls there isn’t enough Nutella to have the balls stick together nicely. Should be more like 1 and a half cups of Nutella. Then you’re supposed to dip the balls in 1 cup of melted chocolate and 1 and 1/2 cups of hazelnuts? I used two cups of chocolate chips and this still wasn’t enough to cover all of the balls. I’m not sure if the person ever made this recipe before posting
You mentioned homemade nutella. Do you have a recipe for that? Can’t wait to add these to my xmas candy boxes. Thanks for sharing. Warmly, Raz
Hi can I make my own healthier chocolate chip cookies and crush them and add a tad bit more (homemade) Nutella to make up for the hazelnut wafer flavor n still get the same taste?
I have no clue, I’ve never tried that. Let us know how it goes if you give it a shot!
Thanks for this. I have 3 huge jars of Nutella at home (given to me, my sister-in-law and mom as gifts) and I’ve been looking for recipes to use them all up with.
So I’ve been thinking… Would it be a lot easier to roll the truffles in the finely chopped hazelnuts, freeze them, AND THEN dip them in the chocolate?
Hi what can you substitute for the wafers in the uk? Thanks!
How many cans of wafers would you need for 3 cups?
Oh my gosh! Those look so good! Thanks for cracking that code.
I am so glad I found this recipe. Sounds interesting. Will try for sure
I’m in the middle of making these as I am writing this! Very excited. Went to the store about half an hour ago and had no idea of the quantity of each ingredient that was needed. So I bought two of everything (except nutella and oil of corse) and then when I got home and pulled up the website I realised it said that this recipe could make 100 rochers. So I’ve halved it, and of corse bought far to much ingredients.
Anywho, i’ll be back on later to let you know how they turned out :)!
I do that all the time, I’m sure you’ll find another use for all those extra ingredients! Hope you enjoy the truffles 🙂
i love pineapples so much i want to marry them!
i had a very difficult time with the coating step. It turned out extremely viscous, making it impossible to achieve a uniform coating. Not sure what I did wrong? I’m sure they will taste great nonetheless! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
I have been wondering how to make my own Ferrero Rocher truffles and you have just answered my question! Until now I have just resorted to dipping into the Nutella jar with my spoon 🙂
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I loved ferrero rocher so much as a kid! I guess now that i`m older (only 21, but still older), they do taste kind of too sweet for me. But, these look super cool to make!
How awesome are these! I used to have a prof in college who went around during all our exams handing us these trufles. It was hilarious but it’s a great memory. Love these truffles!
I love Ferrero Rocher Truffles! Never realized it was so easy to duplicate the taste. I’m soooo glad you shared your recipe … even if my hips don’t LOL!
I would love to make these!
I’ve never had a Ferrero Rocher truffle, but man oh man do these look good! They would make such a fun holiday gift!