There is one chocolate candy that every Russian remembers from their childhood – Belochka or if you want to translate it into English will be named Squirrel.
It has a very particular a bit crunchy texture and very nutty flavor.
Hazelnut plays the main role in it and, of course, the chocolate!
Who wouldn’t not like that?
I add a little bit of a raw buckwheat groats to play with the crunchiness. My candies have not sugar, consist of just a few ingredients, they are gluten-free and vegan. Holy, moly! Its a paradise for candy lovers!
Ready? Let’s go cooking!
We will need:
1 cup of gluten-free oats (250 ml.)
2/3 cup of hazelnuts
2/3 cup of dark raisins
1 table spoon of coconut oil
1-2 table spoons of raw buckwheat groats
1 tea spoon of maple syrup (optional)
Soak your raisins, then drain.
Grind oats or use store-bought oat flour.
Mix with nuts.
Add oil, syrup, raisins. You will get a bit sticky dough.
Form candies and put then in the fridge for 15 min.
Make your chocolate and cover you candies with it.
Done! You are going to love those! Enjoy!