Friday, February 10, 2012

Sunflower Nutella Chocolates

Pin It Now!
I like to use sunflower seeds quite a bit into my cooking.I like their subtle flavor and they come with the added benefit of being healthy.It works quite well for me.I had previously made sunflower ladoos with the seeds.This time around I added the seeds to Nutella and it was pleasantly delicious,with a nice crunch from the seeds.These chocolates can be easily put together and made ahead of time,makes for a great sweet treat or gift.

Ingredients -Makes 10 Chocolates
1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds-Raw and Hulled
4 tbsp Nutella
1 cup brown candy melts
Assorted nuts and coconut

Method
In a pan roast the sunflower seeds and set aside to cool.When cooled powder them in a coffee grinder to a fine coarse consistency.Transfer to a bowl add 3 tbsp nutella then add 1/2 tbsp at a time and gently fold in and knead to form a firm dough.Scoop a bit,roll them into spheres(you can put a nut in the middle and then roll if preferred).You can also roll them in chopped nuts or coconut if liked.Refrigerate the spheres for about 30 mins.Place the candy melts in a bowl and microwave for a minute to minute and a half,mix with a spoon well.When it cools just a bit,gently dip the spheres into the candy melt-you could use two spoons to coat-once its coated well,place it on a wax paper and allow to cool.When cooled well,refrigerate in a container.Enjoy chilled.
Note:Melt half cup white chocolate in the microwave and use a fork to drizzle.

30 comments:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious chocolates..Great idea of using sunflower seeds...Love to grab few from that plate..

khushi said...

really nice idea.....

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Oh my gosh awesome recipe.. scrumptious..

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
looks yummy :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and yummy looking nutella chocolates. Wonderful presentation. Just drooling over hera.
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Prathima Rao said...

Adorable & tempting!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Nisha said...

Those chocolates looks really good

soujanya said...

Vow!!!!! choco with nutty flavour....
soo sweet....

Reva said...

Chocolates looks super delicious..:)) Awesome and perfect for this valentine season..:))
Loved the addition of sunflower seeds..:))
Reva

Archana said...

Looks yummy. I want to make these but I am stumped with candy melts? what are the Indian substitutes?

kitchen queen said...

tempting yummy and inviting chocolates

Raji said...

OMG..these truffles look really amazing..wonderful recipe !

Liam @ Is Butter a Carb? said...

Amazing recipe! I never would have thought of using sunflower seeds like that. Do you think I'd get them to a fine enough powder by putting them in a food processor? I don't drink much coffee so I don't have a coffee grinder.

Great post ;)

Pushpa said...

Thanks all.Archana you can use chocolate chips or try cadburys.Liam,food processor will work,you may want to increase the serving depending on the size of the processor,once you get a coarse powder add nutella gradually till you form a firm dough.You can use a blender too.

Ramya said...

Pushpa, that looks adorable. That too with Sunflower seeds goodness:-) Simple irresistible!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Beautiful picture and lovely chocolate.

Raksha said...

Nice clicks dear... absolutely in love with the chocolates

Biny Anoop said...

wow looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Archana said...

Thanks.

Julie said...

who can resist nutella ??Lovely flavors..n great clicks!

Erivum Puliyum

divya said...

looks super yummy & inviting..;)

Prathibha said...

Those chocolates look super delicious n tempting...

Rachana said...

Sunflower seeds combined with nutella sounds awesome. These chocolates look mouthwatering.

Rekha shoban said...

wow!delicious chocolates...beautifully done pusha...nice click too!

Plateful said...

Gosh all these nutella recipes are making me crazy--crazy with craving! In fact, I just posted a nutella recipe too :)

Sonali Pradhan said...

Wow...they look just amazing.....absolutely delicious...perfect for valentines day :-)

Http://Onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

Saranya മുല്ലപൂക്കള്‍ said...

wow..awesome chocolates..

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

new here..amazing recipe..clicks are awesome.do drop my space sometime.

Women World said...

Lovely chocolate and tempting pics.

Vandana Dilip said...

wow looks so tempting..

Recent posts

/
/