I love all things chocolate and I’am also really fond of nut butters. Combine them both together and you have my idea of vegan heaven. Normally I would opt for peanut butter but more recently I have been inspired by hazelnuts. I have found that hazelnut chocolate is one of the more difficult things to pick up in stores. I do know that Vego do a very popular hazelnut chocolate bar which I absolutely love!
That being said I much prefer to make my own sweets and using the hazelnuts as inspiration I have created my own version of hazelnut butter cups using homemade hazelnut butter.
Made with only 4 ingredients these hazelnut butter cups are a sweet treat that are not only easy to make but they should come with a warning they are that delicious! A healthy treat sure to satisfy any nut lover with a sweet tooth!
You may find it difficult to purchase hazelnut butter in store, although it is becoming more popular now. It may not always be possible for some but I prefer to make my own and have a really nice recipe that I use for these. Here is my recipe for Homemade Organic Hazelnut Butter.
Hazelnut Butter Cups
- 3 tbsp Organic Hazelnut butter
- 2 tbsp Organic Coconut flour
- 2 tbsp Organic Maple syrup or Agave
- 100 g Organic Vegan Dark Chocolate
In a bowl combine hazelnut butter, coconut flour and the maple syrup. You should be able to roll the dough into balls, if it is too dry then add more syrup, if it is too wet then add more flour.
Roll the dough into balls then flatten them with the palm of your hand. Place the dough into the bottom of a greased muffin tin. Alternatively you can use cases.
Add boiling water to a pan on a low heat. Place a heat proof a bowl over the pan and add the chocolate, stir occasionally until all the chocolate has melted.
Using a teaspoon of chocolate for each one, cover them with the chocolate and then transfer them to the freezer for 15 mins.
These are delicious frozen but they also can be thawed and stored in the fridge, covered.