Ferrero Rocher Bliss Balls with Thermomix Instructions

ferrero bliss balls


Ferrero Rocher Bliss Balls

  • 1 cup hazelnut meal (100 grams)
  • 1 cup almond meal (100 grams)
  • 12 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, seeds removed (190 grams)
  • 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa (25 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (30 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  1. Heat a frypan over medium heat. Add the hazelnut meal and stir continuously for 3 – 4 minutes or until fragrant and becoming golden. Pour the meal into your food processor.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend at high speed until the mixture resembles a fine, sticky crumb.
  3. Use your hands to press and shape the mixture into balls and place the balls in the fridge to set.
  4. Eat and enjoy.

Thermomix Method

  1. Follow step one above.
  2. Place the ingredients into the bowl and blend at speed 10 for 20 seconds.
  3. Press and shape the mixture into balls. Place the balls in the fridge to set.
  4. Eat. Enjoy.

makes 16

This recipe was made for my amazing sponsors, Natural Delights Medjool Dates. You can pick up their divine products at Coles Supermarkets and various Fruit and Vegetable stores. Once you have tried them you wont look back. Even before I had the opportunity to work with Natural Delights, their dates were number one on my Wholefood Simply Ingredient list.

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  • Kylie

    Thank you for sharing your story. It will help many women out there, you are so inspiring.

    • Thank YOU!!!! I really appreciate your feedback and your kind words. xxxxx

  • Jaybird

    Love the receipe and going to try it as soon as possible!

    I have a question to ask and it might be too personal so it’s ok not to answer. I had a friends of mum who was also high risk and kept trying for children. And my question is why keep trying? If you already have children why keep putting your body under that strain? Personally I’ve never been pregnant and I find the idea of ever getting pregnant terrifying and so am definitely never going there. But I understand people will do a lot for children and that’s great. But why keep pushing the body beyond that place. I hope I don’t come across as disrespectful or anything 🙁 I really do love all the little stories and receipts here. But I guess it’s something I was never able to ask on real life and so am wondering here. Thank you

    • Marsia

      Hey it usually comes from the heart. Eg I want no kids, 5 kids, 1 kid etc. There’s something inside of you that just says I want that. The main point is to not live your life any other way but what your intuition says it’s right. For some that will be no kids, for others it’s just a number that feels right. Every woman can tune into this. The main thing is not to be carried away by a partner, parents, others, society. So I’m guessing in this case another child just felt right regardless of high risk. Hope that helped. 🙂

    • Thank you. I am glad you are enjoying the simple things I share.

      No worries at all with your question, I am not sure how much my answer will help as I can only speak for myself.

      This pregnancy is high risk – none of my others have been. I have lost two babies but they were years apart and completely unrelated. Pretty much I have had two rare things happen and it has just been put down to bad luck, I guess it is like being struck by lightening twice.

      I have also had two very healthy, problem free pregnancies and births.

      Women say that you just know when your family is complete and I guess I could always see and feel the space where another baby would fit.

      I didn’t become obsessed or depressed with my journey to Motherhood and perhaps if I had of I would have made the decision to stop. As it was we decided that if I was blessed again then that would be great, if not than I am perfectly happy with all that I have. Life went on, we got on with things. It wasn’t ruling our days. Does that make any sense?

      I am much better talking about these things then writing but I hope my answer helps a little.

      Thanks again for your support ad feedback.

      Oh and I do at times wonder why I put myself through the sickness, my goodness, that is intense! Not sure I could do that part again but I know that it will all be so very worth it and so quickly forgotten 😉

  • Deb

    Good Luck with this pregnancy. I too have never understood why we keep it a secret for the 1st Trimester. I agree you need your family and friends to support and love you no matter what the outcome. I shared and miscarried, then everyone understood why I was down, and not myself. If no one had known they would be thinking “what’s up with her” instead of giving support and being there for you to talk to. Then when you do have a successful pregnancy everyone is even happier for you.
    Thank you for sharing and will now go and try your recipe.

    • Thank YOU Deb, I completely agree!!! I am sorry to hear of your loss, I am pleased to hear that you went on to have a successful pregnancy. I hope you enjoy the recipe.
      Thanks again for writing! Bianca. x

  • Cheyne

    I’m so excited to try this one!!! Thank you!!! & a massive congratulations..wishing you all the very best of health for you & your new baby. I have 4..I know what that love feels like. Sending you love from Wollongong xo

    • Thank YOU so much!!!! I really appreciate your warm wishes! Four sounds lovely!!! My husbands insists that this is it for us, I am hopeful that I will be ok with that even though I also envisioned four. Right now the thought of going through the sickness (and the worry) again is a little terrifying. Thank you for writing. Bianca. x

  • Therese Lorens

    Your recipes (and writing!) are fantastic – simple yet they have everything in them. Tell me though, can I purchase ebooks and not actual hard copies? I hope you are coping with baby no 5 being on the way :/

    • Hi Therese,

      Thank YOU so much!!!!

      I only have hard copies sorry!

      This is pregnancy 5 but baby 3. I am going ok but looking forward to the sickness passing. Thankful I have a good team around me.

      Thanks again for your kind words, I am glad you are enjoying the things I share. x

  • Kel

    Thank you for all the amazing things on your blog! Keep it coming! I’m always looking for interesting, healthier treat options for my kids lunchboxes, just wondering if you could suggest an alternative for the hazelnut meal to make it nut free for school. Thanks 🙂

    • Hi Kel,

      Thank YOU!!! I am glad you are enjoying my little space, I really appreciate the feedback.

      I would actually try the nut free bliss balls or the school snacks. I hope this helps.

      Alternatively you can replace the meal with a mix of coconut , pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.

      Enjoy,

      Bianca

  • megan

    Thank you for sharing your story. Miscarriage is something that is not talked about enough!
    Until you, or your bestie has one, you dont realize how prevalent they are. So thank you.
    Oh and always love your recipes. Doing this one tomorrow!

    • Thank YOU!! I agree with you. I hope you enjoy the recipe. x

  • Fe

    I can’t wait to go and buy some hazelnut meal so I can try this. They look delicious!! A big congratulations to you about your precious news.

  • Narelle

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing both your news and the recipe and wishing you the best of health and lots of luck.

  • Jo

    Hi Bianca,
    Thank you for sharing – your courage is inspiring.
    I too have miscarried and am happy we shared our pregnancy with friends as we received amazing support when we lost the baby. I am 35 weeks and again we shared our pregnancy early and don’t regret it one bit. We have had a hard road to get to where we are today and have been honest in our, family and acquaintances. Not only for support but also to let others know that they are not alone.
    Congratulations by the way! Very happy for you and your family 🙂

    Jo

    • Thank YOU Jo, your words are perfect, I feel the same. I am sorry that your journey has been a rough one, I hope this year is filled with joy. Thank you for writing and sharing your story. Bianca

  • TM

    Congratulations Bianca. I will be sending lots of positive energy to you and your previous cargo. Keep well, happy and safe on this new journey.

    • TM

      Autocorrect got me!!! ***precious**** cargo!!!! Sorry.

    • Thank YOU. x

  • Ange

    Thank you for sharing…they look delightful. I wish you all the best with your pregnancy x

  • Your words are so fitting – you should share & embrace it, I agree you need all the love and support to make this a safe and healthy pregnancy 🙂 x

  • Kerryy

    I’m not pregnant again yet but we have lost babies in the first and second trimesters too and I get SO sick! I don’t think there is a safety net, whatever is going to be will be no matter what. Hope this is a healthy pregnancy for you 🙂 x

    • Thank YOU. I hope there is a healthy pregnancy for you too. I am sorry to hear of all you have been through. Sending love. x

  • Lana

    Hi Bianca,
    I made this this afternoon the mixture turned out a bit dry ad it was very hard to roll, on tasting the taste was there but again a bit dry, is there something I can use to add a little moisture? Or is that how it’s meant to be? Thanks for the recipes I love them all x

    • Hi Lana, it shouldn’t be dry. I would add a tablespoon or two of coconut cream and increase the blending time. I hope this helps.

  • Nat

    Hello. The best advice I was ever given after losing children in the second trimester was this…. Be excited when you fall pregnant again. Shout it from the roof tops as early as you can. Because if you don’t, and the worst happens again, it won’t hurt any less than if you kept it a secret. So enjoy every moment. i wish you all the very best on your 5th time round. Looking forward to trying your treats.

    • Perfect!!! That is great advise. Thank you for sharing it with me and for your well wishes. I really appreciate you taking the time to write. Bianca. x

  • Lisa

    Thank you for this recipe, sounds lovely! I wanted to say I’ve also lost a child in the first trimester and one in the second and I have 2 little kids at home. We are currently trying for a third take home baby and I have been so hesitant, gripped by fear and worried about the “what ifs”. It’s nice to read your story and see your joy, I like your way of thinking. xx

    • I am so sorry to hear all you have been through. I hope everything goes smoothly for you with your third baby. It is a hard path to walk. Thanks again for sharing your story, I hope you are surrounded with love and support. feel free in get in touch anytime. Bianca. x

  • Holly

    Oh Bianca, I look forward to hearing of your journey and wish that it is perfect the whole way through xo
    Thank you for yet another delicious recipe!

  • chelle

    I think this is my new favorite recipe of yours 🙂 I love it – what a treat! I’m sure my kids will love it for dessert tonight.. but if they don’t, all the more for me and hubby hehe.
    I made it in my old clunky food processor, and the mixture came together so lovely, was nice and moist to roll. Also made the balls a little smaller for my little ones – yummo!

    • Perfect!!! Thank YOU so much! I am glad you enjoyed them. x

  • Trish

    These are so delicious – just made my second batch. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Thank YOU!! I appreciate the feedback, I am glad you enjoyed them. x

  • Megan

    Congrats! How exciting! When I was pregnant, I always told the people in my life who’s support I wanted either way. I was lucky enough to have two uneventful pregnancies but always think what a lonely journey miscarriage is because if you don’t tell anyone, no one knows!
    Thank you for your blog! My breastfed boy has just been diagnosed with a milk protein allergy/intolerance and your recipes help me believe that there is an enjoyable way to eat without dairy :).

    • ThanK YOU!!! I really appreciate your feedback and your kind words. I am glad you are enjoying my little space. Be sure to keep me posted on how you are going with the recipes. x

  • Katie

    Your honesty is so refreshing and so warming!

  • Gayle

    I have 3 healthy children of 7 pregnancies. There’s no right way to deal with the sadness and grief that surrounds you but you do get through it eventually, somehow in you own time and way. Best wishes for the arrival of a healthy bundle.
    P.S Love your recipes & so do my kids!!

    • Thank you for sharing your story Gayle. I am very sorry for all that you have endured and really appreciate you writing.
      I am glad the recipes are being enjoyed, thank YOU!

  • yolande

    everytime I read your stories I never know what to expect. sadness, happiness but always love. good luck x

    • Thank you so much Yolande, I think that is a perfect summary and I hope you are enjoying my little space. x

  • nadine

    Wishing you all the very best
    You’re an amazing person. Probably a dumb question but can u replace the hazelnut meal with anything else? Thanks take care.

    • Thank you! I really appreciate your kind words.
      Not a silly question at all, do you have almond meal?

  • Kaylene White

    Again I was meant to read your beautiful words. Wishing you well you beautiful soul. I shallve making these upon my return from Bali

    • Thank YOU Kaylene!! You are lovely!! I hope you are going well, I suspect you are if you have been holidaying in Bali. Sounds blissful!

  • kirsty

    Thank you for sharing your story, I think it always helps to know others have been through similar times. I had a miscarriage at 11weeks 5days (2010 xmas eve)- 2days off the ‘safe’ mark. I now have a wonderful boy who will be 3 tomorrow. Next was another miscarriage (2013 boxing day). I am now 35 weeks pregnant with my 2nd boy. I have learnt that there is no safe mark during pregnancy, it isnt until the baby is in your arms. It is certainly not easy having this in the back of my mind for the whole pregnancy (I too have been very ill during my pregnancies and wonder why I go back for more), yet it is how I have learnt to cope. Wishing you all the best with this pregnancy, please do keep us in the loop with how you are going xx looking forward to trying this recipe tomorrow 🙂

    • Thank you Kirsty. I really appreciate you writing and I am very sorry to hear of the pain you have endured. Be sure to let me know when your second little man arrives into the world, it is a very exciting time for you. Look after yourself, I hope you are getting a chance to rest. Bianca. x

  • Barb

    Just made this as a slice; DELISH!

    • Fabulous!!! Thank YOU!!! I love the slice idea, I am imaging it topped with the nutella recipe! I am glad you enjoyed it. x

  • Asha

    I should never have made this. I now wake up every morning thinking about them. It is like an addiction. I just ran out. I was saving some for my son and am sad to say I actually ate his too…

  • astrid

    These are delicious!

  • Eliza S

    Wow bianca I am blown away by all that I have read from your 4 books apart from the fact that I’m so excited to start trying hour recipes I have been moved by the honest beautiful stories you wrote next to each recipe.
    I sat at my 6 year old daughters swimming lesson last night sobbing my heart out reading about your baby daughter you lost to fetal death in utero. Then I was compelled to text my mum some of the messages you wrote about your wonderful mum as my is my world and truly amazing even as she battles Cancer for the third time.
    I am the fierce proud lioness of my pride of 5 beautiful children – 4 lovely and unique daughters and an edible son who has just turned one last week. My second eldest daughter Isabelle turned 11 today and thus upon reflecting with a cup of tea and your thankyou book I wanted to tell you that I know the heartache of lossing a precious baby girl who you felt kick in your belly but wont hold on your arms or shower her face in kisses. I have seen a lot being a midwife but I also remember that moment when my world caved in and the radiologist told me there was no heathbeat of my much wanted baby. I say this today to you because it is Isabelle my daughter who turned 11 today who’s identical twin sister I am talking of your died in utero at 22 weeks gestation in January 04. Such a long time ago but wow still can resort me to heart wrenching, screaming into the dark cries when I think of her, missing her and wanting her still.
    I am very lucky as you are to rejoice in your other children but I still like to think of my beautiful nan (who I adored like you adored your nan and who taught me to bake!) in heaven holding her and loving her how she loved me my whole life until I can be with her to hold her as I hold my other chikdren here everyday.
    I wish you all the best with your current pregnancy and I look forward to hearing of the safe and happy arrival
    Oh and I look forward to making your recipes
    Good on you for putting wholefood simply together you are an inspiration
    Eliza
    Xxxxx

    • Oh Eliza, now you are making me cry! Thank you so much for your beautiful message and for sharing so much of your own journey. I am sorry that you know the pain of losing a baby before your first kiss, it must have been very painful and frightening with her sister inside you also. I am very sorry.
      I am pleased to hear that you have five beautiful babies and a Mum you adore. It sounds wonderful!
      Thank you again for taking the time to read my stories and to write to me.
      Be sure to stay in touch and keep me posted on how you are going with the recipes. Have a great weekend.
      Bianca. xxx

  • cherie

    Hello Bianca. I’ve just found you thanks to a dear friend. I hope you are doing well. Quick question, could I use ordinary pitted dates? I don’t have medjool and don’t even know the difference. Thanks. Cherie x

    • Hi Cherie, welcome! I hope you find many recipes that you enjoy.
      Medjool dates are in the fresh produce section of the supermarket, often near the berries. They are larger and softer than dried dates and have a caramelly flavour.
      If you are wanting to sub with the packaged dates I would suggest doubling the amount and pre soak the dates in water prior to making. I hope this helps.

  • Emma Polities

    Good on you Bianca. I have had 3 miscarriages. No babies and that is so true that the love and support of others is so important through it all. The initial excitement, the feeling sick and wretched. It is so silly to keep it a secret and not reach out and ask for help and understanding at a time in life when we need it the most. bless you.

    • Oh Emma I am so sorry. I cannot imagine. I am glad you have love and support around you. Sending love.

  • Rebecca

    Yum! These are so delicious, I have made them a few times but I was wondering if they freeze ok? Maybe stop me eating too many!
    Love your stories too, I too get very sick in pregnancy, but unfortunately it lasts the whole 9 months, I completely understand the not recognising yourself. I’ve also experienced the heartache of loosing a baby in the first trimester, but I am so blessed with two beautiful children here to kiss. So because of all that sending you extra big hugs.
    Wishing you well & thankyou for your amazing site ????

    • Thank YOU so much!!! I am sorry to hear of your loss and how much you suffer through pregnancy. I was sick the whole time with my third and it was a very long 9 months, but of course so very worth it and it is a distant memory now.
      Yes, these are fine to freeze and thank you for your kind words, I am glad you like my little space. Be sure to keep me posted on how you go with the recipes. xx

  • sharon cornwill

    Hey Bianca i have made your beautiful cobbers many times n they are delicious i think i am addicted lol. I have also roasted the nuts in the coconut oil n maple syrup what a step up from just eating them plain rhank you so much. My dsughter has one of your books n she just bought me one. Thanks for all of your lovely recipes Sharon

  • Linda Caines

    Hi Bianca, thank you for all your stories and delicious recipes, sending you love and light x

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