Tuesday, February 14, 2012

homemade ferrero chocolates

Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate the day of love, I made hubby one of his favorite chocolates - Ferrero Rocher. 

It was ridiculously easy to make and so good! The recipe for this is all over the web.  You don't need a lot of ingredients to make the chocolates.  Just hazelnut wafers, crushed hazelnuts, nutella and chocolate.
Hubby loved these and thought they tasted even better than the real thing!  A little dangerous to be able to make these so easily at home.

Since it's Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share a line from one of my favourite poems, Sonnet 17 by Pablo Neruda. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.


Homemade Ferrero Chocolates
10 hazelnut wafer sticks
1 cup roasted hazelnuts, chopped
2/3 cup Nutella
1 cup chocolate chips
2 tb whipping cream

Crush the wafers and mix it together with the hazelnuts.  Once combined, fold in the Nutella.  Chill the mixture until firm, about 1 hour.  Form small balls and chill again for another hour.

Melt the chocolate and whipping cream in a double boiler.  Dip the hazelnut balls into the chocolate until covered.  Garnish with more hazelnuts if you wish.  Enjoy!

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