Tigernut Butter Balls (AIP/Paleo/Refined Sugar-Free)

At last, the treat recipe I’ve been working on with the Tigernut Butter 2.0. I was always a fan of the chocolate covered peanut butter balls , you know the ones you find at holiday gatherings in the assorted goodie plates? They would just melt in my mouth, AND spike my blood sugar like no other! NOT something my system can handle anymore, nor do I want it to – I’m all about the healing these days! However, I firmly believe being able to let go and allow yourself to indulge, within reason (think AIP compliant treats), throughout the holiday season, is important to healing.  

After creating the No-nut Tigernut Spread, I knew a tigernut butter ball recipe was gonna go down eventually. After all,  I do have a passion for recreating favourites in a healthy way.  I’m so grateful to be able to enjoy treats during the holidays and not feel sick afterwards!

Tigernut Butter Balls (AIP/Paleo/Refined Sugar-Free)

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 balls

Tigernut Butter Balls (AIP/Paleo/Refined Sugar-Free)



  1. Place tigernut butter in refrigerator for approximately 30 mins or until firm.
  2. Once firm, roll tigernut butter into balls by the teaspoon. Place balls onto a parchment paper lined freezer-safe dish.
  3. Place into the freezer for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place coconut cream, coconut oil, carob powder, and maple syrup into a saucepan over med heat. Continually whisk the mixture.
  5. Once completely heated through, whisk in the gelatin powder and mix thoroughly.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. After 20 minutes, remove the balls from the freezer.
  8. Drop balls one at a time in melted “chocolate”.
  9. Using a fork or slotted spoon, remove from the chocolate, letting the excess drip off.
  10. Place back onto parchment lined dish and put back into the freezer for 20 minutes to set. Now you could stop here, OR add a second layer of chocolate (totally recommend the latter)!
  11. If adding another chocolate layer, repeat steps 7-10.
  12. Store in a freezer safe container. Place balls in refrigerator to soften 20-30 minutes before serving.
  13. Enjoy!


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This recipe is shared on Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable,  Allergy Free Thursday.


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Yum! I love anything coated in chocolate! πŸ˜‰

Raia Todd

These look so delicious! Of course, anything chocolate usually does. πŸ˜‰ Thank you for sharing them with us at AFT, I’m going to feature them at this week’s party. πŸ™‚

Elle @ Only Taste Matters

I am in love with this recipe and am featuring it tonight to Allergy-Free Thursdays. Can’t wait to see what you share this week!

Jeannne Cary

I’ve not tried Tigernut flour before but the reviews I’m reading say it’s like sand. Is the texture of the Tigernut Butter gritty/sandy? Can Cassava Flour be substituted or another like Coconut flour?

Arlene Chang

Can i make these with tigernut butter 1.0?