Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sesame Date Balls

When it comes making these balls, bars or whatever shape you want to mold them into, my goal is minimal ingredients. You start piling in all sorts of dried fruit, honey, nuts and chocolate chips and pretty soon you have the calorie equivalent to a fully loaded ganache chocolate cake.

These are heavenly and are made using just four ingredients, then dusted with coconut flakes if you choose.

Sesame Date Balls 

~16 medjool dates, pits removed 
2 tbls warm water
1/4 cup brown sesame seeds
1/3 cup smooth almond butter (I love Barney's)
~3 tbls  unsweetened organic shredded coconut (optional)


In your food processor, blend the dates, water and sesame seeds. Once the ingredients are well incorporated (you may need to use a spatula to mix in some of the seeds), add in the almond butter and pulse until everything is blended.

Form balls (or whatever shape you desire ;)) and roll in some coconut.

I wrap in cellophane and store in the fridge.

 Yields ~ 7 balls.

Enjoy (while laying in bed on a lazy Sunday morning ;))

You can check out other bars/balls on this site here.

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