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Vegan Baci Chocolate Hazelnut Bliss Balls 1

Vegan Baci Bliss Balls (GF)

I think Baci, which means “kisses” in Italian, is next to Ferrero Rocher one of the really great small treats. Like Ferrero Rocher Baci is also a combination of roasted hazelnuts and chocolate but it uses darker chocolate for the coating and more Gianduja-like than Nutella-like chocolate hazelnut spread for the filling. I use my vegan Gianduja as a filling for this recipe. Into it I mix crushed roasted hazelnuts and I use a whole roasted hazelnut to form the crown of the bliss ball. Then I dip the whole ball into melted chocolate.

Every Baci comes with a little message folded around it. I want to be true to that original idea, so I also love to write little messages when I’m creating these little bliss balls. In this way they can be a really nice surprise for the person you leave the message to.

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Vegan Baci Chocolate Hazelnut Bliss Balls 1

Vegan Baci Bliss Balls (GF)

This vegan Baci is chocolate hazelnut heaven in a little bliss ball. It's made with Gianduja-like vegan chocolate hazelnut spread, roasted hazelnuts and chocolate coating. Make personalised messages when serving or gifting this dessert to stay true to the idea of the original Baci.
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Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 10
Calories 169 kcal



  • First make vegan Gianduja.
  • Roast hazelnuts at 180 °C for 10 min. Leave them to cool then rub their skin off with your fingers.
  • Take 10 hazelnuts and put them aside. They will be used as a crown for the bliss balls later.
  • Take the rest of hazelnuts and cut them into small pieces with a knife. Alternatively you can crush them with the back of a fork. Mix chopped nuts into vegan Gianduja.
  • Put the mixture in the freezer for about 1 hour.
  • When the mixture is hard enough to work with it, take it out of the freezer. Divide the mixture into 10 equal parts. Take one piece and shape it into a ball. Next take one whole hazelnut and gently press it on top of the ball. Repeat with the rest of the pieces and hazelnuts. Put balls in the freezer while you melt the chocolate.
  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Leave it for a couple of minutes to cool before you start dipping bliss balls into it. Dip every ball into melted chocolate so that the chocolate is all around the ball. For a better look help yourself with two little spoons to turn around and carry the balls from chocolate to a plate with a baking paper so you don't leave your fingerprints on the wet chocolate.
  • Put bliss balls in the fridge for the chocolate to harden. Meanwhile write your beautiful little messages on pieces of paper to put beside the sweets.
  • After the chocolate is set, trim the edges of the bliss balls with a knife where there's excessive chocolate.


*You can also use store bought vegan chocolate hazelnut spread for the filling just make sure that it’s more Gianduja-like than Nutella-like. I recommend using Valsoia.


Serving: 1bliss ballCalories: 169kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 8mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6g
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