Torrone, a traditional Italian nougat, has been delighting taste buds for centuries. Its soft yet chewy texture, coupled with the harmonious blend of sweet and nutty flavors, makes it a staple during festive seasons and special occasions.
This is my cheats Chocolate and Hazelnut Torrone. a simplified version of the ever-delicious and popular Torrone. Picture this: layers of velvety chocolate interwoven with the crunch of roasted hazelnuts, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds.
It is the perfect holiday treat that you can share with the whole family. Slice them into bite-size pieces and give them away as lovely gifts for Christmas.
Chocolate and Hazelnut Torrone
Ingredients for Chocolate and Hazelnut Torrone
1 1/2 cups hazelnuts, roasted
2 x 180g dark chocolate, melted
1 1/4 cups nutella
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of sea salt (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180c/350f. Pour hazelnuts onto a baking tray and bake for 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Prepare a loaf pan with baking paper and set aside. This will be easier to remove the torrone once set.
In a large bowl all the dark chocolate and place in the microwave to melt completely. Once completely melted, add Nutella, hazelnuts, vanilla, and sea salt. Give it a generous stir to completely coat all the hazelnuts and that the other ingredients have been incorporated well.
Carefully pour into a lined loaf pan and run a spatula over the top to flatten and cover with plastic wrap. Place it into the fridge to set completely, for roughly 2 hours or overnight.
Allow the torrone to come to room temperature before slicing. This is to ensure that you get even slices when cutting and that it does not crumble.