Tasty little bites that are a guilt-free little moment of indulgence
I have very little willpower when it comes to sweet snacks, and that’s why these little truffles are a brilliant thing for me to have on hand.
They are so simple to make, and they really do taste like Ferrero Rocher! Satisfyingly crunchy, and quick enough to whip up that you can stop yourself from making a less healthy choice in no time!
This recipe has been making the rounds in Slimming World circles for years- I don’t know who to credit with the original idea because there are so many versions out there! When I first made these they were made with Scan-Bran- the very dry and dusty crackers that they used to sell in Slimming World groups. Slimming World don’t sell these any more but you can still get them at Holland and Barratt.
Instead of scan bran, Weetabix (or any non-branded wheat biscuits) make a great alternative.
There are many different chocolate spreads available, and traditionally this uses Nutella, although any supermarket chocolate hazelnut spread will do. For this batch I used a Tesco No Added Sugar chocolate hazelnut spread, which did have dramatically less sugar that Nutella (7.9g of sugar per 100g rather than 56.3g sugar per 100g), but a higher fat content. Most chocolate spreads are around 4 syns per tbsp, although occasionally you can find a lower syn one such as the JimJams range.
For this recipe I used 6 weetabix (3 x healthy extra b, or 18 syns), 4 tbsp chocolate spread (16 syns) and 3 tbsp golden syrup (7.5 syns). This made 18 truffles, which puts them at 2.5 syns each. However, if you wish to make them your healthy extra b, you can eat 3 of them for 4 syns!
What kitchen equipment did I use:
I couldn’t survive without my food processor! I have this Cuisinart one:
Measuring spoons are fantastic for ensuring that the quantities you are using are definitely correct, I have these basic measuring spoons: