Healthy Ferrero Rocher Balls

My girls are now playing netball, I love watching them but for some reason I get really hungry.  I don’t want to snack on hot chips from the canteen so I have been making and taking healthy snacks in the esky.  These homemade healthy ferrero rocher balls are so delicious, only 4 ingredients and taste so very similar to the real thing!  I am really loving all these healthy bliss balls, see links to more recipes below.

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I roasted the hazelnut meal to give it a toasty flavour, if you don’t have time you can skip this step.

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Healthy Ferrero Rocher Balls

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Balls, Snack

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups hazelnut meal
  • 12 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa or cacao
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In batches toast hazelnut meal in a warm frying pan, stirring to ensure it won’t burn, stir for one minute or until just golden.
  2. Place hazelnut meal, dates and cocoa into food processor. Process on full speed for 60-90 seconds or until mixture combines together (this may take a little while, keep blending until it happens)
  3. Add coconut oil and process again for a further 10 seconds.
  4. Roll into bit sized balls.
  5. Store in the fridge.

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39 comments

Suzanne C April 21, 2015 - 8:14 AM

Oh, Kat, I adore you for posting this recipe! We’re newly vegan and it’s hard to find vegan-friendly chocolate in our area. This recipe looks absolutely delicious and will help the chocolate cravings.

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Kat - The Organised Housewife April 21, 2015 - 8:37 AM

These are so yummy, Suzanne! I am sure you will love them as much as i do.:)

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Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me April 21, 2015 - 10:38 AM

They sound delish! And here’s to stealing a tasty treat off you if we bump into each other at netball.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 21, 2015 - 2:22 PM

Ooh they are oh so good!.:) x

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Lisa April 21, 2015 - 10:56 AM

these sound amazing. So simple yet so delicious!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 21, 2015 - 2:23 PM

They really are, Lisa! And a perfect guilt free snack.:)

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Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages April 21, 2015 - 1:29 PM

I love making bliss balls. Love the hazelnut meal idea in these. Delicious!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 23, 2015 - 8:51 AM

They are super delicious with the added hazelnut meal in them.:)

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Emma April 21, 2015 - 3:27 PM

How many g of hazelnuts do you think I would need to use if I were to make my own hazelnut meal?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 23, 2015 - 8:55 AM

Hi Emma, i have never actually tried it. I am courios to know though, would love to hear how you go.:) x

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Robyn April 24, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Could you try weighing the hazelnut meal please Katrina – easy to make your own and cheaper if you own a Thermomix.

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Adele April 21, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Hi, does anyone know how much protein would be in these yummy balls

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M Jane April 21, 2015 - 7:03 PM

I use calorie king to work out my home made recipes. I just put the ingredients for the whole recipe in as if is a meal and then divide by how many serves/balls/biscuits etc. There’s probably an easier way but haven’t found it yet although i haven’t looked very hard ????

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Adele April 22, 2015 - 2:17 PM

Thats a great idea, thankyou, I will be doing that with a few recipes now

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 23, 2015 - 8:50 AM

Great tip! Thank you for sharing.:)

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Charlotte April 26, 2015 - 7:25 AM

Can’t wait to try these, they look yum. Do you melt the coconut oil before adding it?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 27, 2015 - 8:47 AM

Hi Charlotte, Ooh these are so yummy! I do melt it if it is clumped together. Other times i haven’t, think it depends on the temperature in the pantry. Each bottle seems to be different. If i do have to melt it it is only for a few seconds.

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Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living April 27, 2015 - 11:44 AM

I have made Bianca’s version before, so I am keen to try yours! Ferrero Rocher are my absolute favourite!! x

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 27, 2015 - 2:26 PM

I just adore them, perfect healthy go to snack for that 3pm hunger.:)

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Donna May 18, 2015 - 12:11 PM

trying to find recipes that are no sugar (including fruit & honey) for my 19 month old type 1 diabetic newly diagnosed. Can you give any advice??

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Sangeetha July 27, 2015 - 8:02 AM

You could perhaps use powdered stevia leaf with cocoa powder and nuts. I’ve never tried it but just an idea. Good luck with your baby’s condition!

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Bria February 24, 2017 - 3:39 PM

I wouldn’t recommend white powdered stevia. It’s full of chemicals and highly refined

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 21, 2015 - 9:03 AM Reply
Sangeetha July 27, 2015 - 7:59 AM

my word, these look delicious and easy to make. I hope I can find hazelnut meal at our store. Otherwise, I suppose I’ll try with hazelnuts.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 27, 2015 - 9:51 AM

Ooh they really are as good as they sound! Hazelnuts will work just as well just not as blended.

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Sarah November 11, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Can make a large batch and freeze them?

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Kate - Kat's Assistant November 12, 2015 - 8:23 AM

Sure Sarah, i can’t see why they wouldn’t freeze. They just don’t last long enough in my house to freeze.:)

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Michelle January 9, 2016 - 8:54 PM

I love making my own bliss balls but to save room in the freezer (& time!) I spread the mixture into a slice pan lined with baking paper, smooth down and pop in the freezer. Then when it’s set, cut it into bars or squares and straight back into the freezer in a container. Heaps better for efficient freezer storage!

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Kate August 13, 2016 - 5:36 PM

Kat!! I’m so grateful for your blog!! I’m going through a bliss ball craze and was wondering if you melt your coconut oil or just use it in its solid state? Thanks so much for the work you do! It’s so helpful 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 16, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Hi Kate, bliss balls are fabulous aren’t they, I really like them too, something healthy to have as an afternoon treat when I have those sugar cravings. If my coconut oil is in a solid state I usually put it in the microwave for a few seconds to melt.

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Christie August 18, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Hi Kat when I made these they were a bit dry and crumbly…would I need to add more coconut oil? Thanks 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 20, 2016 - 3:02 PM

ooh no, yes I would add a little more coconut oil then, sometimes when I make bliss balls I have to squeeze the ingredients together to form a ball, perhaps it depends on how fresh the dates are too. Sometimes I get dates that are soft and some are a little harder (which I suspect these would be harder to form into a ball).

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Christie August 24, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Thank you so much! I also wonder if it’s because I used pitted dates (I did soak them) instead of medjool dates perhaps…I’ll try more coconut oil next time! Thanks again xx

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Jo November 24, 2016 - 7:04 AM

Hi Kat, I love your recipes!! I’ve been using the calorie king app to control my calorie intake & when I put the recipe in the app, the calories are 175 calories & 13g fat per ball. So 3 balls is actually more calories than a 150g carton of hot chips. ? Which puts them out of my calorie range. Maybe I’ll make for the family who don’t gain weight…. like ever! Lol

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Bria February 24, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Also if you use Doterra essential oils you can add 1-2 drops as some of them are edible. Good examples are wild orange oil with cocoa, also lemon oil with macadamia. They are awesome in bliss balls!

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Sam December 16, 2017 - 3:11 PM

These are sooooo yummy!!
They have a great consistency.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife December 18, 2017 - 8:59 AM

Mmmm Yum. Might have to make these again soon

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Terri March 3, 2019 - 10:47 AM

To reduce cost a bit I used supermarket pitted dates soaked in a tablespoon or so of boiling water. Because this added a bit of liquid, it reduced the need for coconut oil. Very tasty! Thanks!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 5, 2019 - 1:50 PM

thanks for the tip Terri, glad you enjoyed them!

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