Superfood Siobhan

Healthy Plant Based recipes that make you look and feel great

Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

By Saturday, May 11, 2013 , , , , ,

These chocolate coated cacao hazelnut are divine. They're inspired by Bacis, my favourite Italian chocolate, and they're so incredibly rich and decadent that it's hard to believe they're healthy. I'd honestly say that they're nicer than a real Baci!

You will need:

1 cup hazelnuts
1/2 cup fresh dates
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup cacao powder

Whole hazelnuts to go inside

For the chocolate coating:

3 tbsp cacao butter/coconut oil
3 tbsp cacao powder
1 tbsp maple syrup/agave nectar
Optional 1 tbsp maca/mesquite powder

Combine the first ingredients in a food processor and add water slowly if necessary until it makes a thick dough. Roll into 10 balls, and put a hazelnut in the middle of each. Place in the freezer until cold and solid. Melt the cacao butter/coconut oil in a water bath and mix in the cacao powder, sweetener and optional super foods. Roll each ball into the mixture evenly, then place on a sheet of baking paper and freeze. Store in the freezer and eat at room temperature.

You Might Also Like


  1. Oh ma gawd, these look divine! Like little ferrero rochers :O Why have I not thought of this before? Thanks for the idea! x

    1. Definitely give them a go, they're addictive!

  2. Hi there, I was wondering if you've ever used stevia in your baking before? My mum bought some and when she tried it in her coffee she said it left an aftertaste. After researching I've found that a lot of other people have noticed an aftertaste when it's used in coffee, but I was thinking it might not be noticeable in baking.
    Also as someone who is trying to wean themselves off processed snacks your blog is AMAZING

    1. Hello!
      I prefer not to use things such as stevia, I'd prefer to use more natural and nutritious alternatives such as dates in raw goodies like these, which are packed full of iron and fibre or coconut sugar which also contains nutrients. For me, stevia is just too highly processed and I prefer more natural food :)

    2. That's a fair point :) maybe I'll try coconut sugar