Ferrero Rocher Recipe


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One of the world’s most favourite chocolates gets a healthy makeover which is paleo, vegan and gluten free! These Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Bites are so easy to whip up and a smart snack or healthy dessert treat! 

Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Bites- A quick and easy COPYCAT snack with a healthy twist- NO NASTIES! {paleo, vegan and gluten free recipe!}-

“Kathy brought over a box of Ferrero Rocher’s and mum and I opened them last night.”


“Well, I took one, left it on the couch to go upstairs and came back a while later and mum was sitting where I was.”


“Well you know how fragile those chocolate are, mum sat on it and it stuck on her.”

“That is AWESOME.”

“Yeah, mum was even wearing her new work pants too.”

“Why do I always miss the good stuff happening?”

“Your loss.” 

No, Niki. It’s Your loss. Why? I made my own. 

I’m sorry if all my posts either seem to be no bake recipes, sweet recipes, breakfast ideas (which are sweet) or the soap opera called ‘Keeping up with the Liew-dashians.’ Actually, I take that back, minus the last bit. I’m not sorry that my recipes are mostly sweet, breakfast designated or no bake- That’s what the majority of readers seem to enjoy and I enjoy making them. That, my friends, is win-win.

Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Bites- A quick and easy snack! {paleo, vegan and gluten free!}

After my recent newsletter, I had quite a few readers email saying while they enjoyed the recipes, they really enjoyed the banter between my sister and I and would love for it to be incorporated more. As much as I don’t want to discuss Niki consistently on here (says the guy who asked her to keep a food diary for Monday’s post), she’s one I converse with on a pretty consistent basis….okay fine every day. 

Niki and I have a random sibling relationship. If someone were to scroll through whatsapp or iMessenger, they would find pictures of Persian food, Panda, serious heart to hearts about family dramas and of course, amazing unfortunate things that happen to my mum. She’s the person I can literally message any time of the day and get a reply back 50% of the time- The other 50% she’s either eating (most true), curling her hair (half true) or posing (accurate to a T). Actually, 1% is eating and curling and 49% is posing. What can I say, she is a Liew-dashian. 

The Ferrero Rocher scenario (or should we call it, Ferrero-Gate circa Janet Jackson at the Superbowl) is one of many situations we giggle over at my mum’s expense. It was not what inspired this recipe but reminded me of it as I got to making it. Last year, I shared a Copycat Lindt Truffle and made the executive decision to give Ferrero Rocher AND Raffaello chocolates the same treatment- Healthy style. 

Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Bites- A quick and easy snack! {paleo, vegan and gluten free!}

These Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher bites have everything a classic Ferrero Rocher has, but is the perfect snack or healthy dessert to have anytime. It’s ridiculously easy to whip, they’d even make a deceptively healthy treat to gift others too! Unlike the original Ferrero Rocher, these are diet friendly to those who follow a paleo, vegan, gluten free or dairy free diet. I tried to replicate the taste and texture as accurately as possible and minus the wafer like shell- It’s all there! 

For this recipe, I tried it out twice- One with oat flour (not paleo) and one with coconut flour (paleo). For the paleo version, you’d need to add more liquid. I used my homemade paleo ‘nutella‘ but for those who don’t have a blender or short on time, you can sub it for hazelnut butter (not paleo) or even almond butter (it’s mild enough and closest to the hazelnut butter). While I love this dark cocoa powder, I suggest using this cocoa as it provides a delicious, chocolate taste perfect for these bites. 

Something even mother dearest would appreciate- Unlike the inspiration, these will NOT stick to your pants if you sit on it. Trust me, I tried it out. Consider it product testing. 

Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Bites- A quick and easy snack! {paleo, vegan and gluten free!}

Make these healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher bites and I promise you posts moving forward will NOT start with ‘Previously on the Liew-Dashians…..’

or maybe. 

Ferrero Rocher Recipe

5 from 1 vote
One of the world’s most favourite chocolates gets a healthy makeover which is paleo, vegan and gluten free! These Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Bites are so easy to whip up and a smart snack or healthy dessert treat!
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice I tried it with coconut palm sugar and a baking stevia blend**
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder optional***
  • 2 tablespoon chopped caramelised hazelnuts see recipe below post
  • 1/2 cup homemade ‘nutella’ or hazelnut butter can sub for any nut butter
  • 1/4- 1/2 milk
  • 10-15 whole hazelnuts
  • Chopped caramelised hazelnuts see recipe below post


  • Line a large plate with baking paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, cocoa powder, sweetener of choice, protein powder if using it and chopped hazelnuts and mix well.
  • In a microwave safe bowl or oven the stove, melt the hazelnut butter. Pour the hazelnut butter over the dry mixture and mix until it is crumbly. Using a tablespoon, pour the dairy free milk of choice until the batter is firm but mixable (try to aim for them to be on the stickier side).
  • On a large plate, cover with the chopped caramelised hazelnuts and set aside.
  • Using your hands, form into small balls. Add a single hazelnut into the centre of each ball and roll in the chopped hazelnuts until completely covered and no longer sticky. Repeat the process until all the batter is used.
  • Freeze for at least 20 minutes or refrigerate for an hour.


* For paleo version, use coconut flour OR a blend of almond and coconut flour
** Adjust to desired sweetness
*** Do not use straight whey- It makes the mixture very difficult to form into balls
**** Depending on the flours used and protein powder used, you may need more or less. With the paleo version, I used over a full cup.
Bites can be left at room temperature but will be soft. Best kept in the fridge or freezer and slightly thawed.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 22kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 0.5gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.5mgNET CARBS: 5g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

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Healthy No Bake Ferrero Rocher Bites- A quick and easy snack! {paleo, vegan and gluten free!}

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Yes, my sister and I are so random and if you look at our texts you wouldn’t understand most of it, I think that’s what makes sibling relationships the best! Another recipe I need to try here.

    1. Thanks Michele- We need to meet asap- I’m bringing (no) bake goods for you guys to taste test- I need kid approval too 😉

  2. I totallly remember discovering Ferro Rochet’s after one Christmas when someone gave us some and thinking OMG WHAT IS THIS GLORY. And luckily for me, other others in my family are not as big a fan. WNNING

  3. First thing – I LOVE no-bake. Don’t you dare apologize for that at all. Keep ’em coming!
    Secondly – dang, I have got to get myself a chatty sister + bff who will give me content like you’ve got haha. I love reading it!

    1. oh God. Well then today’s post was in your honour 😉

      Hahaha this was the heavily edited one. Too many profanities haha!

  4. I’ve never seen the Kardashians but my sisters make comments to me that’s some things I do are “so Kim K”- I don’t think that’s a compliment! Ferrero rocher makes me think of my mom too- they are her favorites!

  5. STAAAAP with all the glorious no bake goodness!
    Which really means, keep them coming!
    Also, can I come live with your family? Because I want that kind of entertainment. Pinned!

  6. well i ihave 3 older brothers. You don’t even want to see what they text me. Ya, they are men. haha. now can we trade bites today? Please??!!?!

  7. Hahaha…Keeping up with the Liew-dashians! I love it! You should change your blog name to that. No, wait, don’t actually do that please. But I do love all of the random banter between you, Niki and Panda. (I included Panda on here because he has his own Instagram profile. And I follow it. Seriously.) So ferrero rocher are one of my favorite sweet treats…and I love that you came up with a copycat version here. Sounds delicious!!

    1. LOL. They will sue me 🙁 LOL. She gave panda a shower and panda looked so little!

      …Mate. Copycat Bacio in honour of those re-selling eggs lol!

  8. I only eat Ferrero Rocher at Christmas, but they are so worth the year long wait.
    Caramelised hazelnuts are something I am going to have to try immediately.

  9. Can you imagine life without a sibling? My brother and I are so different yet we just GET each other. …we also chatted for a solid 15 minutes yesterday about my mom 😀 can’t help it!

  10. Oh my gosh…I have never been able to eat Ferrero Roche because I’m allergic to tree nuts. But gluten-free, peanut butter Ferreros, here I come!

  11. HAHA so can we check the time of my daily comment? aka get to work, check email, see newsletter, flock and gawk at bigmansworld recipes? Keep the sweet/no bake/breakfast recipes coming. actually move here and deliver them and that will eliminate even more steps in the process 😉 i’ll even walk you to whole foods and pay for a cucumber slice from the salad bar.

    Did i ever tell you that keeping up with the liew-dashians is my favorite show? it’s more of a written novel.. so i’m not sure that the general fan base could “keep up with” such banter. but i’m sure as heck ready to sit down (on a ferrero) and binge on both.

    1. Excuse me but your 22 minutes late.

      OMG. We didn’t even chat. We need to hang out and discuss our favourite show.

  12. We need to email the E channel about getting your show on the air. Judging by how many times I’ve gotten sucked into the Kardashians, I would totally watch your Liew-Dashian show. The stories are too funny!

    1. Hahahahaha. Best. I turned on E! the other day and um….it was just Kardashian after Kardashian.

  13. The Kardashians aren’t my thing. A few of them used to live in the same neighborhood as I do and I’m sure one of them still does!

  14. OK you totally need to write a cookbook and just call it “balls.” lol! or no-bake balls. OK maybe I’m the only one who find that word hilarious. 🙂