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No-bake Hazelnutbutter Balls

In Dessert, Gluten-free on September 20, 2015 at 10:14 am

  
This is my gluten-free, dairy-free version of an old favorite that I am no longer allowed to have, but have fond memories of. I figured this one out after I noticed how the dryer version of my hazelnutbutter was malleable like dough, and tasted like Ferrero Rocher™ (except, let’s face it, the original is waaaayyy better, but this is yummy, too, it’s just not too much like Ferrero—more like the niece of the wife of the cousin of its distant cousin). 
 

It’s pretty simple: get a tablespoon of hazelnutbutter (used a homemade version which recipe appears after this), flatten it on your palm, put a dot of Made by Max™ cashew butter in crunchy cacao (or any nutbutter of your choice), seal and roll into a ball, then roll on a bed of crushed rice crispies or gluten-free cornflakes. Place each ball in a muffin cup and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours. Enjoy in moderation. 

  

Hazelnutbutter

Pop the following in a blender and process till smooth:

  • 1 cup of hazelnuts (lightly roasted)
  • ½ cup of coco sugar
  • ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of non-dairy, soy-free, GF butter like Earth Balance™
  • ½ cup of distilled water
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    Place in a sterilized jar and enjoy!

     

    I chopped one ball into quarters and built my own chocolate treat with it on top.

      

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