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Chocolate hazelnut truffle - These easy to make but deliciously decadent Healthy Choc-Hazelnut Truffles are a wonderful Christmas sweet treat because they can be made ahead and frozen.
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Choc Hazelnut Truffles

A decadent, easy to make treat - these Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles are sure to become a firm favourite. Gluten, grain and dairy-free. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 30 truffles (approx.)


  • 200 g hazelnut meal (2 cups) hazelnuts roasted or dehydrated, skins rubbed off and then ground to a meal, taking care not to over grind it so it becomes oily or nut butter!
  • 80 g rice malt syrup, honey or maple syrup (¼ cup)
  • 100 g shredded coconut (2 cup)
  • 100 g coconut oil (½ cup) melted
  • 20 g cacao -unsweetened Dutch process or raw
  • 1 tbsp vanilla -powder, extract or essence
  • 15 g cacao -to coat them (1 tbsp)
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut -to coat them


  • In a food processor combine on low speed (Thermomix speed 4) the hazelnut meal, sweetener, coconut, coconut oil, cocoa and vanilla until just combined (Thermomix 5 seconds).  You can also mix by hand, just make sure the coconut oil is in its liquid form.
  • You are aiming for a mixture that rolls into small balls easily, so if it's too dry add a little more coconut oil or sweetener, if too wet, add more hazelnut meal.
  • Mix the extra cacao and coconut together in a small bowl and roll each of the balls to coat.
  • Place on a tray (in a single layer) and pop in the freezer to set.
  • They can be made weeks ahead in preparation for Christmas Day.


  • These must be kept chilled or they will melt on a warm day.  I often double this recipe to make a bigger batch (trust me, you’ll be wanting more)!


  • Store airtight in the freezer until ready to serve.


Fructose friendly

Choose rice malt syrup as your sweetener.


Replace the hazelnuts with toasted sunflower seeds, ground.


Replace the coconut with more ground nuts. 


Choose rice malt or maple syrup as your sweetener.

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