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Homemade Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut Truffles!) 🍫 gluten free, keto & paleo

Prepare to be amazed, because these homemade keto Ferrero Rocher hit all the right notes! Including the ultimate creamy (and sugar free!) Nutella!

Halved homemade keto Ferrero Rocher
Homemade Paleo & Keto Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut Truffles!)

Paleo & Keto Ferrero Rocher

i.e. Homemade Hazelnut Truffles!

Armed with our homemade Nutella, these keto hazelnut truffles simply had to happen! And I must credit one of you guys for the idea, as in the lovely Arianne @nansterzeatsketo who whipped up her own version back for Valentines Day (using our nutella and Oreo cookies for the extra crunch).

Absolutely brilliant right?! But I must say I took a bit of a lazier route and subbed the cookie crumbs with extra toasted hazelnut for that added crunch.

So what to expect?! A creamy Nutella center, paired with crunchy hazelnuts, all wrapped up in a beautiful chocolate coating!

And did I mention 2g net carbs a truffle?!

Creamy sugar free & keto nutella hazelnut spread
Paleo & Keto Nutella Hazelnut Spread

The Ingredients

These homemade Ferrero Rocher are the definition of easy guys! And while I know that whipping up homemade Nutella can seem intimidating at first, worry not.

Remember that nut butters are simply blended nuts, so all you need to do is run your hazelnuts in a powerful food processor until they turn into a butter, and add in some cocoa, sweetener, salt and a touch of oil.

And about the added oil, I’m going to highly suggest sticking to something like ghee or coconut oil which are not liquid at room temp. This will make shaping the hazelnut truffles a lot easier!

Talking short cuts, do note that you can also buy a store-bought hazelnut butter (Biona’s is really good) and simply mix in the cocoa etc.

The Deets

Assembling your keto hazelnut truffles is also a no brainer. Just ensure your homemade nutella is fully chilled and your melted chocolate has come to room temperature. This will ensure your truffles stay nice and neat!

Overhead shot of assembling the keto Ferrero Rocher
Homemade Paleo & Keto Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut Truffles!)
  1. Otherwise get your ingredients set up, take a tablespoon of your hazelnut butter, flatten it up and wrap up your hazelnut center.
Folding in the hazelnut center of the Ferrero Rocher
Homemade Paleo & Keto Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut Truffles!)

2. Roll in chopped up toasted hazelnuts, being very (very!) generous for that added crunch.

Rolling Nutella truffles in chopped hazelnuts
Homemade Paleo & Keto Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut Truffles!)

3. Dip in melted chocolate… and voila!

Coating homemade hazelnut truffles in chocolate
Homemade Paleo & Keto Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut Truffles!)

4. Well, you can also wrap them up in gold foil candy wrappers for that extra touch (highly suggested guys!). But if you don’t want to buy something extra, do note that Lily’s chocolate bars come with a nice gold foil that you can re-use (and be more eco friendly!).

Homemade paleo & keto Ferrero Rocher wrapped in gold foil
Homemade Paleo & Keto Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut Truffles!)
Halved homemade keto Ferrero Rocher
Homemade Paleo & Keto Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut Truffles!)

Halved homemade keto Ferrero Rocher

Homemade Paleo & Keto Ferrero Rocher (Hazelnut Truffles!)

Prepare to be amazed, because these homemade keto Ferrero Rocher hit all the right notes! Including the ultimate creamy (and sugar free!) Nutella!
Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Fat Bombs
Cuisine American, European
Servings 16 Ferrero Rocher
Calories 120 kcal


Special equipment


  • Whip up a batch of our homemade keto nutella and refrigerate until set. Make sure the end result is not too runny, so the chocolate truffles can be easily shaped (adding a solid oil at room temperature such as coconut oil or ghee helps). Top tip: feel free to use a store-bought hazelnut butter to speed up the process (or if you don't have a powerful food processor/blender). 
  • If your hazelnuts do not come pre-toasted: preheat oven to 300°F/150°C. Place the hazelnuts in a rimmed baking tray and toast them until lightly golden and fragrant (10-14 minutes). While still warm, wrap them in a kitchen towel and rub vigorously to remove the skins (some bits will remain, worry not!). 
  • Set aside 16 hazelnuts (for your centers) and finely chop up the rest. I highly enjoyed leaving some larger bits for extra crunch though! Set aside. 
  • Assemble your Ferrero Rocher by taking a tablespoon of hazelnut butter, flattening it and folding a hazelnut onto the center (see post for reference). Roll in hazelnuts (be very generous!), and refrigerate until set (about 20 minutes). 
  • Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil over a water bath (or do short bursts in the microwave). Feel free to adjust thickness with coconut oil to make coating easier. Set aside to come to room temperature while your hazelnut truffles are chilling. 
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a baking mat. Dip the set Ferrero Rocher in the melted chocolate, transfer to the prepared tray and refrigerate for a few minutes to set. Wrap in gold foil paper (optional, but highly suggested!). These keep well in the fridge for about a week and in the freezer for three months. 


*I know I'm totally extra, but I highly enjoyed wrapping these guys up in gold foil paper! But, if you don't want to buy some candy wrappers do note that Lily's chocolate bars come with a nice gold foil that you can re-use (and be more eco friendly!). 
Please note that nutrition facts were estimated per keto Ferrero Rocher, assuming 1 tablespoon of our homemade Nutella


Serving: 1Ferrero Rocher | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Keyword hazelnut truffles, homemade ferrero rocher, keto ferrero rocher, paleo ferrero rocher
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  1. Ann says:

    5 stars
    The pictures of these truffles leave me speechless. These are too good to be true. Your directions and pictures make the recipe look so easy. On my try list next weekend.
    Thank u so much for sharing such a brilliant idea. Your website is beneficial. You’re an inspiration for us all! Keep up the good work! <3

  2. Mij Shippen says:

    5 stars
    You shold have seen the look on my brother’s face when he tried one of these! I’ve been giving him keto goodies for about a year and this Ferrero Rocher recipe is the absolute winner.
    I put a tablespoon of melted cocoa butter into the Nutella, along with the coconut oil, to help it solidify. For the outer coating I melted 1 cup of cocoa butter with 1/2 cup Valrhona powder and 1/2 cup Lakanto powdered.
    It all worked out beautifully

  3. AJK says:

    Just a question…a little confused on where the ghee/coconut oil comes in regarding shaping the truffles…are you just supposed to coat a little on your hands?

    • AJK says:

      I just realized I just asked the silliest question ever…it just dawned on me that you use the ghee/coconut oil when making the nutella so that it sets at the proper consistency and is not too runny to make the truffles. At least I hope that is the correct understanding.

  4. Kimberly McDonough says:

    5 stars
    I made these for my husband for a Christmas treat. They were delicious and rich. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

  5. Kathy Purdy says:

    How much does 1/2 cup of dark chocolate weigh? I am seeing US measurements and don’t see a way to switch back to metric.

  6. Angelique says:

    I think I died and juts made it to Heaven!
    I’m SO MAKING THOSE ASAP even though I finished baking your snow ball cookies this morning 😛 Holy YUM! My favorite candy!! THANK UOU!!

    • Sybil Eggleston says:

      5 stars
      If you look at the ingredients list and click on the ingredient you’re asking about highlighted in pink, it will take you to the product she uses. The dark chocolate listed links to Lily’s Dark Chocolate Baking Chips which are no sugar added. 🙂

  7. Judy says:

    Before I make this, I need to know how much does 1 batch of your Nutella Hazelnut Spread yield? Thank you Paola, sounds divine. Can’t wait to try it & post my results.

    • Valerie says:

      Hi Judy, I just made the Nutella recipe today but with slightly less than 400g of nuts so that the 1lb bag had enough leftover for this recipe. I ended up being able to fill 2x 8oz mason jars from about 350g of nuts. But honestly it doesn’t matter what quantity of Nutella you have, it’s not that kind of recipe where you need a minimum amount for it to work.

  8. Norma says:

    In the process of making these. Approx how long should it take for the nutella to set properly? If it doesn’t how would I use coconut oil to make it firmer? Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Jean says:

    Sound amazing. How long can they be kept for – days/weeks? I have a large group of visitors coming at the end of May and trying to prepare as much food as possible way in advance!

  10. Sandi says:

    Is there a keto recipe for homemade keto Nutella please.
    Western Australia is so far behind USA when it comes to keto foods….. it’s so hard to find anything keto here…. 😔

  11. viktoria Terman says:

    My entire Italian eatery is based on Keto and we love it! From lasagna and Focaccia con cipolle to Artichokes alla Romana and Profitrole , Tiramisu, affogato..
    Your recipes Paola are amazing and help people not only adopt healthy eating pattern, but stimulate creativity! Thank you

  12. Rhiannon says:

    I haven’t tried making these yet but I’m for sure going to. You never cease to amaze me with your creative and tasty recipes. Thanks so much, Paola!

    • Paola van der Hulst says:

      I’ll just need to do a bit of experimenting, they’re actually on the (mile long!) requested list by you guys already lol! xo Jamie!

  13. Jennifer Schoenbein says:

    Really beautiful! I’m not a major fan of these, but I sure do appreciate the beauty of candy. It’s one of the things we miss most with keto. We have to do all the special stuff ourselves. But honestly, sometimes it’s really worth the work. In times like these, they just make it so special. More work = more special.
    Thanks for all you do. Gorgeous keto-candy. 🙂

    • Paola van der Hulst says:

      Awww its my absolute pleasure Jennifer! And honestly (and as peeps can probably tell!), I just find the kitchen to be super soothing and my happy place. And my relationship to food (and treats!) changed completely once I began cooking and baking in my twenties. Much healthier and in moderation! Big kiss beautiful!

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