I love these cute little tasty treats. They are super yum and gluten-free, wheat-free, and vegan too! They also contain protein from the nuts which acts to counterbalance the sugars and lowers the glycemic index. Bonus!
2 cups hazelnuts
1 cup whole sesame tahina (the brown tahina not the white)
1/2 cup rice syrup
(I haven't rice syrup in Israel you can use Rice Malt)
1/3 cup raw carob powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
Grind the hazelnuts in a heavy duty blender or food processor until they resemble coarse flour, similar to almond meal.
Empty the ground hazelnuts into a bowl.
Add all other ingredients. Mix together well.
Lay a sheet of wax paper on a baking tray (that will fit in your freezer).
Grease hands to roll 2 tablespoon portions into round balls. Place on prepared tray. Freeze.
Thaw a few minutes before serving.