Hazelnut chocolate ‘kisses’

Here's another very well known commercial classic, loved by all! Hazelnut chocolate ‘kisses’, or ‘Baci’ – and you can make them at home. In this recipe you will find everything you need to know about cooking them and, at Christmas time, we have decided to suggest a very successful housewife-friendly version. They can be a great idea for a Christmas present, or to keep at home to offer to your house guests, maybe served with a lovely cup of tea or coffee. They’re a wonderful snack, full of intense flavours – or maybe you want to make them simply because you have a sweet tooth and like snacking on delicious titbits that appeal to all ages! It will be a breeze to make these delicious hazelnut ‘kisses’: just follow our recipe and look at the photos - they clearly explain all the steps you need to take. Get some excellent dark chocolate and fragrant hazelnuts, and get to work immediately!

Ingredients

Filling

  • dark chocolate 300 grams
  • whipping cream 100 millilitres
  • hazelnuts 50 grams Granulated

Decoration

  • dark chocolate 150 grams
  • hazelnuts 30 grams Whole
Information
20 minutes Total time
Serves 6 persons
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Preparation

Heat the cream in a small saucepan. Finely chop the chocolate and add to the cream, stirring until it is completely melted. Add the chopped nuts, stir and let it solidify in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. Prepare the chocolate covering by melting the dark chocolate in a bain marie. Make little balls with the solid chocolate mixture and put a whole nut in the centre of each ball. Skewer these little chocolate nut balls with a toothpick and dip them in the melted dark chocolate. Remove the toothpicks and let them harden on a wire rack.

Tips
For this recipe, as an alternative to dark chocolate, you can use milk or white chocolate, whatever you prefer. In addition, to cool more quickly you can refrigerate them for at least 3 hours.
Trivia
The hazelnut is particularly rich in vitamin E, and also contains substances that prevent cardiovascular disease. The hazelnut tree, during the time of ancient Rome, was a gift thought to bring happiness; whilst in France, the tree was given to newlyweds to bring fertility.

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