Sweet, but not too sweet, these bite-sized snacks are delicious and are really good for you too!
I bought a bag of black sesame seeds, I love black sesame seeds. I love dessert, I decided to make a dessert with sesame seeds.
Just like that these marvelous treats were born. I actually had something similar at a Persian restaurant once, it had wonderful hints of cinnamon, cardamom, and sesame. So, naturally, I wanted to come up with my own version.
One of the best parts about these treats is that each ingredient offers a different health benefit. Some of the most important being:
Sesame Seeds – loaded with calcium (more than dairy), and contain tryptophan which helps your brain get to sleep better!
Cocoa Powder – magnesium-rich and full of antioxidants, this power food helps soothe your muscles.
Walnuts – shaped like brains, good for your brain! Really high in Omega-3.
It’s always a treat when the treat you’re eating is good for you too 😉
Chocolate Sesame Bites
- MAKES: 12-14 bites
- TOTAL TIME: 15min
15 small dates, pitted
1/3 cup tahini
2-3 tbs honey, optional
1/2 cup nuts, I used walnuts
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 scoop collagen powder, optional
2-3 tbs sesame seeds, I used black and white
Add dates, tahini & honey to a food processor. If your dates are dry, I would recommend soaking them in warm water for about 10 minutes prior to processing them.
When combined and blended, add remaining ingredients expect the seeds.
when the texture is smooth and mixed, use an ice cream scooper or your hands to roll into balls then roll the balls into the sesame seeds to coat
enjoy 😀 keep in fridge and try not to eat them all!
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