How to make a chocolate rocher glaze with only 3 ingredients and perfect for adding a crunchy and sweet coating to all your desserts, cakes, pastries, logs and other baked goods.
Rocher glaze is made mainly of chocolate and it's a glaze used as a coating and very popular in French pastry and in other parts of the world.
Very similar to the coating of the Ferrero rocher, hence its name of chocolate rocher glaze, it brings a crunchy and very indulgent chocolate shell to any dessert.
Made of only 3 ingredients, chocolate, vegetable oil and crushed almonds, it is used to cover all kinds of desserts, pastries, cakes, ice cream, cookies, macarons or even as in this chocolate yule log buche de Noël rocher.
It can be made with dark semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and even with white chocolate chips and for the rocher effect we add crushed nuts, like almonds or hazelnuts.
Ingredients and substitutions
Here is the list of ingredients needed to make this delicious chocolate glaze and possible substitutions, scroll down to see the ingredient amounts in the recipe card.
- Chocolate: Preferably use baking chocolate that melts more easily with a high percentage of cocoa butter. The classic recipe, it is milk chocolate, which you can replace with semi-sweet chocolate, or a mixture of milk and semi-sweet chocolate. You can also make this recipe with white chocolate.
- Vegetable oil: a neutral oil such as grape seed oil, neutral coconut oil, sunflower oil or hazelnut oil.
- Nuts: crushed almonds or hazelnuts, caramelized hazelnut chips.
⚠️ You will find the quantities and complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of the page.
How to make Chocolate Rocher Glaze
1 - Melt the chocolate
Place the chopped chocolate or chocolat chips in a medium bowl and melt in a double boiler or microwave until completely smooth.
2 - Add crushed nuts
- Add the crushed hazelnuts or almonds and vegetable oil to the melted chocolate mixture.
- Mix with a spatula or wooden spoon until you have a smooth, liquid glaze.
- Use immediately to coat your desserts or cover them with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.
Tip: If your glaze has hardened, reheat it to give it a liquid texture. Check the temperature with a cooking thermometer, which should read 95°F / 35°C.
How to cover your desserts
Use it when it has a smooth and liquid texture, and drizzle the rocher glaze on your frozen desserts or on your cakes when they are cold.
First, place your cake on a rack or elevated it on 2 glasses for example, then drizzle the chocolate glaze over the entire surface, making sure it is completely covered.
Allow the chocolate coating to harden slightly before moving your cake to a serving platter.
The rocher glaze keeps well at room temperature for several weeks, placed in a glass jar with an airtight lid.
You can also keep it in the fridge, to reheat it melt it in the microwave or place the glass jar in a pan of hot water.
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