The starting point for today's recipe experiment was a half bag of almonds that I wanted to use up. The result was delicious - the taste is spot on and we thought it was exactly the same as Ferrero Rocher, just without the crispy wafer. Definitely one that we'll be making again and probably a recipe that has ousted our traditional Christmas truffles !
Homemade Ferrero Rocher
150g crushed biscuits (I used 3 sachets of 4 chocolate Belvita)
5 tbsp Nutella
2 big bars chocolate to cover
Put the almonds in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Pour them into a bowl.
Repeat with the biscuits. Add to the almonds.
Mix in the Nutella. If it's too hard going, put it in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften up a bit. If it's too dry, add a bit more Nutella. When it's all mixed together, pop in the fridge for an hour.
Remove from the fridge, form little balls with two spoons, place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and return to the fridge for 1/2 hour to firm back up.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave by 10 second bursts, stirring in between, until it's runny and glossy.
Very gently, roll each ball in the chocolate with two spoons and return to the tray. Return to the fridge for 1/2 hour until the chocolate sets.
Be warned - these are totally moreish !
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