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!
Recipe for Hazelnut Dragees
190g hazelnuts, toasted
50g granulated sugar
20g unsalted butter
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.
2.)Add the toasted nuts and continue cooking until the sugar has crystallized then caramelized to a light golden color.
3.)Pour out onto a silpat or parchment. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and break apart into individual pieces. Cool completely.
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.
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.
**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