Hazelnut Dragees

These are crazy addicting once you start you can not stop eating them.

First you toast your nuts, caramelize them, then cover with milk chocolate and a layer of cocoa powder and confectioners sugar and that’s a hazelnut dragee. Delicious!

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Recipe for Hazelnut Dragees
Ingredients:
190g hazelnuts, toasted
50g granulated sugar
20g unsalted butter
10g water
15g extra granulated sugar
225g milk chocolate
1/2 c.cocoa powder
1/2 c confectioners’ sugar

And let’s get cooking:

1.)Toast the nuts: Toast the hazelnuts in a 350F oven until lightly toasted. Keep warm in the oven.  Combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Cook the sugar syrup to 234F/115C.

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2.)Add the toasted nuts and continue cooking until the sugar has crystallized then caramelized to a light golden color.

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3.)Pour out onto a silpat or parchment. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and break apart into individual pieces. Cool completely.

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4.)Put the nuts in a large bowl and place into the refrigerator.Add some milk chocolate and stir vigorously until the milk chocolate has set.

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5.)Continue until the nuts have about 1/8″ coating of milk chocolate.Sprinkle with cocoa powder/confectioners’ sugar. Shake off the excess cocoa powder.

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**You can do this almost with any kind of nut. For example when I use almonds I use dark chocolate and confectioners’ sugar**

You want more try watching this video on how I make Hazelnut Dragees

One thought on “Hazelnut Dragees

  1. You are right, you can’t stop eating them, but you have to. Way to go, perching the dish of dragees on top of the chunk of chocolate!

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