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No-Bake Ferrero Rocher #ad

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by iChoc Vegan Chocolates

Imagine you are innocently testing energy ball recipes in your kitchen. Everything is going well, dates are being delicious and you still can’t believe how delicious just a few ingredients can be. Then all of a sudden you taste your most recent creation. You are sent head first into a never ending spiral of euphoria. This was the result of our Valentine’s Day testing, when we moved onto our no-bake hazelnut chocolate energy balls.

As you can tell from the previous paragraph, this recipe was a complete accident. The best damn accident we could have ever made. We didn’t set out to make a vegan no-bake Ferrero Rocher, but that’s what happened. When we were testing this recipe we were looking for something simple, no bake and a little healthier. We got all this, but we also got the perfect little treat to add something sweet to your day. Essentially we created heaven in a bite.

For this Valentine’s Day video, we teamed up with iChoc Vegan Chocolate. They are seriously one of our favourite brands, because they are doing so much deliciousness for the vegan community. They are without a doubt our favourite vegan chocolate brand. Katherine discovered them on her hunt for delicious vegan white chocolate, because as much as she loves dark, she also loves white chocolate. iChoc was born out of the simple idea that vegans deserve delicious milk chocolate that actually tastes like milk chocolate. iChoc’s range of flavours consists of classic milk chocolate, almond orange, choco cookie, super nut, white nougat crisp and white vanilla. We know, we’re drooling too right now.

To create our delicious, chocolaty Valentine goodies in this post we used their white nougat crisp bar. They make the perfect little Valentine’s Day treat because not only are they easy to make but they are also healthy-ish and delicious! Plus, we don’t know about you but our day gets instantly better when chocolate is involved and couldn’t imagine a life without it.

No-Bake Ferrero Rocher

Serves: 10 balls

Ingredients:

  • 2 bars iChoc white nougat crisp chocolate bar
  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup pitted dates*
  • 1 tbsp condensed coconut milk

Instructions:

  1. Depending on the dates you use you may need to soak before using. If using honey dates you are going to want to soak them in hot water for about 10 minutes. If medjool dates you don’t need too.
  2. Add your hazelnuts to a food processor and process until a rough chop. You want a thick, chunky flour-like consistency.
  3. Add your dates and condensed coconut milk and process until it all holds together. You should be able to mold into balls in your hands.
  4. Roll your mix into ten even balls and place in the fridge to set for about 60 minutes.
  5. Just before removing your balls from the fridge you want to melt your chocolate using the double boiler technique or whatever works best for you.
  6. Roll each ball into the chocolate until completely covered and placed on a lined baking sheet.
  7. Place in fridge until the chocolate has hardened.