Homemade Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Truffles

Making your own homemade candy has never been easier, such as these Homemade Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Truffles. These are truly perfect for the holidays such as Christmas, and would make a delicious gift (think “truffles in a jar”).

I remember when I first saw these balls of chocolate covered with nuts and I thought I wouldn’t like them. Of course, I was 10, but I tried one and have been hooked ever since (20-some years later)! And that’s saying something as I personally think nuts + chocolate ≠, like in brownies (call me crazy), BUT, alas, these truffles are a completely different story!  And making them homemade are SO much better, don’t you think? Be sure to PIN IT!

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Truffles

Homemade Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Truffles

Note: Some of you wanted to know what kind of Hazelnut Wafer Cookies I use. You can use these here (mine was Scharr) 😉

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Homemade Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Truffles
Homemade Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Truffles
Recipe type: Homemade Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Truffles
  • For the filling:
  • 3 cups crushed hazelnut wafer cookies
  • 3 cups finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1¼ cups (10 ounces) Nutella
  • For the chocolate coating:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1½ cups finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
  1. You'll want to start with the filling. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick mat. Crush the hazelnut wafer cookies and add them to the bowl. Combine hazelnuts and Nutella and mix well (it will be sticky). Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes so the mixture firms up. Shape into teaspoon-sized balls and place on baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.
  2. While you're waiting, stir together the chocolate and oil in a medium bowl. Melt the mixture in the microwave until full melted, stirring about 30 seconds. Add the hazelnuts and stir thoroughly to combine.
  3. When the truffle balls are ready, insert a toothpick into the truffle and dip into the melted chocolate mixture (like you're making Buckeyes). Place the truffles onto the baking sheet. Once you've finished coating them, place back into the fridge for 15 minutes. To serve, place truffles in mini cupcake liners.

Homemade Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Truffles

If you like these truffles, you’re sure to love my Dark Chocolate Brownie Truffle Sticks with Sea Salt recipe!

Dark Chocolate Brownie Fruffles Truffles

Adapted from Handle the Heat

  1. What are you using for the hazelnut wafer cookie?? I have no idea what this is and have never seen it in the cookie isle. Your recipe says ” like this one” but it is not a link. Thanks!

  2. Ok, I’m dying to make these. But what do you use the hazelnut wafers for? They are listed in the ingredients, but not mentioned in the recipe. I think we’re missing a line. Because it also says “add to the bowl”… which bowl? The crushed hazelnut wafer bowl?

  3. Hi Stacy – you use the crushed hazelnut wafers for that extra crispiness – but you could use rice crispies and get away with it 🙂 Yes, you’ll add this to the first bowl (the “filling” bowl) and then place it in the fridge. HTH 🙂

  4. Okay this is still cloudy to me. Do you combine the crumbs , hazelnuts and nutella and mix them together. It seems if you mix the crumbs with the nutella and nuts that the wafer crumbs would get soggy. Do you combine the toasted hazelnuts and nutella and then fold in the crumbs? Or last but not least do you roll the nutella hazelnut mixture in the crushed.hazelnut wafer cookies. I don’t mean to be hard headed but I am thinking of what the candy is like. . What is the chocolate like after it sets in fridge and is placed at room temp. I am wondering if dipping them in tempered chocolate would make them sit better at room temp.

  5. Michelle
    Thank you for the recipe I used it last year and it was a great hit. I did something different I didn’t crush up the hazel nuts. I put a whole one in the middle, just an idea for you

  6. How far ahead can these be made? In other words, how long will they keep and where should they be stored?

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