Coole Swan Hazelnut Rochers

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 140g Whole Hazelnuts (keep back 12)
  • 30g Cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 35g Honey
  • 40ml Coole Swan
  • 2 tsp Brown sugar
  • 200g Dark chocolate
  • 80g Toasted chopped hazelnuts

 

Method

In a food processor, blitz the hazelnuts for 7-8 minutes until the natural oils turn the nuts into a paste. To this, add the Coole Swan, honey, brown sugar, salt and cocoa powder and blend together to form a smooth paste. Remove from the mixer and divide the mix into 12 balls. Place a whole hazelnut into the centre of each ball and re-roll. Pop these into the fridge and chill for 1 hour. Gently melt your chocolate in a bowl over a pot of gently simmering water. Dip the Coole Swan Rochers in the chocolate and lift out with a fork, tapping off any excess chocolate. Roll the rochers in the toasted chopped hazelnuts and keep chilled until needed. If you prefer milk chocolate you can dip them in this instead. All there’s left to do is simply enjoy!