Christmas is on its way, and I have been making new recipes that will be perfect for the holidays. These sweet treats are made with tiger nut flour (or chufa nut). I have never used it before, but it’s such a great flour. It’s completely gluten free and full of vitamins and nutrients.
What is a tigernut?
Well, it isn’t a nut as the name might imply. It’s a small root vegetable that grows in Africa. Many years ago, this super-root was the main part of their diet. Tigernuts contain natural sugar, healthy fats. It has a very mild, sweet flavor that reminds me of cookies with vanilla. It’s so good. Because tigernut flour has a naturally sweet flavor, it allows you to cut back on added sugar in the recipes.
I have been experimenting with different recipes with tiger nut flour and these hazelnut treats are my favorites so far. They are super creamy with a lovely flavor of hazelnut butter. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Yummy Nutella flavor
I just love chocolate and hazelnuts. It’s my all-time favorite of all flavors. If you want something that is easy to make and tastes great – this, is it! Just make them. They will be a guaranteed success at Christmas (or any time really).
Let me know what you think
I just love being able to make sweets that are made with natural ingredients that I can enjoy every day. Let me know what you think of this recipe and if you want – send me a picture of your own creations. I’d love to see it. Leave a comment down below or send me an email at angela(at)angelasheaven.com
Creamy Hazelnut Treats (Gluten Free)
- 1 cup Tigernut flour
- 3 table spoons Agave syrup
- 3 table spoons Hazelnut Spread (I'm using a Swedish brand with sweetener)
- 2 table spoons Butter or refined coconut oil (no flavor)
- Some finely chopped and toasted hazelnuts (optional)
- Wooden sticks & pretty ribbons
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
Put the dough in the fridge for an hour or until it's hard enough to make balls. If it's too warm the balls will be flat.
Take out the dough and divide it in as many pieces as you want, depending on what size you would like the balls to be.
Put a wooden stick in each ball and dip them in melted chocolate.
Sprinkle some finely chopped and toasted hazelnuts on.
Make a bow on each stick after the chocolate has solidified.
Store in the fridge.