Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 0 mins

Who doesn't love these rich, chocolate-hazelnut balls? Crunchy bits of hazelnut wafer and buttery ground nuts are bound with Nutella and wrapped around a whole hazelnut for a decadent gift you can make any day.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 350 g hazelnut wafer biscuits, crushed
  • 100 g ground hazelnuts
  • 75 g ground almonds
  • 50 g rice flour
  • 500 g nutella (about 1 2/3 cups)
  • 60 hazelnuts
  • 500 g dark chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Frangelico (optional)


  1. Combine the crushed wafers, ground nuts, rice flour and Nutella in a large bowl. Mix well.
  2. Form a small ball of this dough mixture around each whole hazelnut. Place on a lined cookie sheet.
  3. Freeze 1 hour.
  4. Melt chocolate in a bowl set over barely simmering water. Stir in Frangelico.
  5. Dip frozen balls into melted chocolate and allow to harden on wax paper-lined sheets. .


Most Helpful

These are very tasty. I had issues with the melted chocolate but think mine was way too dark since the recipe didn't specify. When I added the Frangelico the chocolate seized up terribly and I had to add coconut oil to smooth it out, but then it didn't harden on the balls unless I put them in the fridge. I would try these again with dark chocolate chips instead of a dark chocolate baking bar. Oh, I also used chocolate wafer cookies because I couldn't find hazelnut. They still tasted great.

Diana Johnson || December 19, 2015

OMG! These are to die for! I did not have rice flour and just omitted it, don't know what am I missing. Made with dark and white chocolate, still testing which ones we like more... mmm... maybe I'll just have to have another one, again. Just to be sure.

rosslare August 21, 2013

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