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Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

By Tessa Arias
October 19th, 2012

Homemade Ferrero Rocher are just like your favorite chocolate hazelnut balls but homemade! Only a handful of ingredients and you can make your own candy.

Yield: 100 truffles (can be easily halved)

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: The flavor combination of chocolate and hazelnuts is pure magic.
Texture: Crispy and crunchy and luscious.
Ease: There’s no baking involved but rolling the balls and dipping them into chocolate is a bit tedious and time-consuming.
Appearance: I think these truffles look pretty bite-able.
Pros: Fun way to make the homemade version of a favorite chocolate candy.
Cons: A little messy but making these might be a fun activity to do with kids.
Would I make this again? Yes, these would make great gifts.

Homemade Ferrero Rocher are just like your favorite chocolate hazelnut balls but homemade! Only a handful of ingredients and you can make your own candy.
Homemade Fererro Rocher Chocolates

I remember once my dad bought my mom (or maybe it was my mom who bought my dad) some Ferrero Rocher chocolates for a birthday or some other occasion when I was a kid. For some crazy reason, whoever received the chocolates thought they were too sweet and didn’t eat them. I, on the other hand, thought they were one of the best things I had ever tasted. The texture alone was heavenly. Now as an adult I can see why someone might think them too sweet, but I still love them. I especially love this recipe for a homemade version because you can control the sweetness (especially if you use homemade Nutella). Plus making homemade versions of candy will always be an impressive gift.

Thanks to Oh! Nuts for supplying the hazelnuts used in this recipe!

How to make
Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles

Yield: 100 truffles (can be easily halved)
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Homemade Ferrero Rocher are just like your favorite chocolate hazelnut balls but homemade! Only a handful of ingredients and you can make your own candy.


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:

  1. 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. Shape into 1/2-ounce balls about the size of a teaspoon. Place balls on prepared baking sheet then chill in the freezer until they are hardened, about 15 minutes.

For the chocolate coating:

  1. 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.
  2. To assemble:
  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Red Spoon Blog
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Kelli — January 18, 2020 at 3:13 am

    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!

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    Michelle — December 2, 2016 at 11:16 am

    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

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    Raz — November 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    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

  4. #
    Chaya — June 23, 2016 at 11:21 am

    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?

    • #
      Tessa — June 23, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      I have no clue, I’ve never tried that. Let us know how it goes if you give it a shot!

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    Yoram Netzer — May 28, 2016 at 9:59 pm


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    tricia — January 12, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    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?

  7. #
    Saima — January 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Hi what can you substitute for the wafers in the uk? Thanks!

  8. #
    Mary — December 7, 2014 at 9:23 am

    How many cans of wafers would you need for 3 cups?

  9. #
    Adrienne — August 29, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Oh my gosh! Those look so good! Thanks for cracking that code.

  10. #
    Bai — May 12, 2014 at 4:38 am

    I am so glad I found this recipe. Sounds interesting. Will try for sure

  11. #
    Alps! — February 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    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 :)!

    • #
      Tessa — February 12, 2014 at 8:45 am

      I do that all the time, I’m sure you’ll find another use for all those extra ingredients! Hope you enjoy the truffles 🙂

  12. #
    wackooooo — December 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    i love pineapples so much i want to marry them!

  13. #
    Sue — September 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    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!!!

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    KayleneP @ The Links Site — September 17, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    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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    Buck Rovack — April 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Hazelnuts are produced in commercial quantities in Turkey, Italy, Greece, Georgia, in south of the Spanish region of Catalonia, in the UK county of Kent and in the American states of Oregon and Washington. Turkey is the largest producer of hazelnuts in the world with approximately 75% of worldwide production.,

    Most recent short article on our personal web site

  16. #
    Lynna — October 21, 2012 at 12:11 am

    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!

  17. #
    cathy @ Noble Pig — October 20, 2012 at 6:35 am

    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!

  18. #
    dena @ohyoucook — October 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

    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!

  19. #
    Mimi — October 19, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I would love to make these!

  20. #
    Tracey — October 19, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I’ve never had a Ferrero Rocher truffle, but man oh man do these look good! They would make such a fun holiday gift!

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