I eat very regularly throughout the day so I am always looking for new snack ideas. I was happy when I found the recipe to Tahini Balls! My friend Jules gave me the recipe and this is a modified version of it. I haven’t had them before but I am a fan! Tahini is a nutty and creamy paste made from pure sesame seeds (no added oil!). You can use this as an alternative to butter or in dips, dressings and sauces.
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 4 tbs hulled tahini (NB: you may use white or black tahini – I used white it is less intense in flavour, if you’re note used to tahini I would recommend white)
- 1/3 cup honey (I used Iron Bark honey that I bought at the Mitchelton Markets. While this is beautiful on toast it’s not really sweet enough for this recipe).
- 2/3 tbsp vanilla been paste
- white sesame seeds for rolling (you could use black if you wanted a contrasting look)
1. In a large bowl mix the all ingredients together (except for white sesame seeds). 2. This should be moist enough to not crumble. Roll the mixture into little balls. 3. On a saucer pour sesame seeds and roll balls through the seeds to cover them. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 4. Enjoy with a cuppa! I love these because of the unique strong flavour. It wasn’t something which I craved more of and when I did eat a few too many I felt sick. You can have two and feel like you’ve had sufficient -perfect for those like me who can be tempted to go back for a second serving. For more nutritional value, you can add spirulina (I didn’t because I didn’t have time to go to the health shop).