Nut-free tahini caramel balls

This healthy and delicious snack is suitable for most diets

tahini balls - nourish magazine
By Jacqueline Alwill

Makes 16


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Sesame seeds (to decorate)


  1. Pop all ingredients for the balls into a food processor and blitz until it forms a dough. Roll into balls and place in freezer.
  2. To make the handmade chocolate, simply melt the coconut oil and whisk in cacao powder and maple syrup. Roll the balls through the chocolate and place on baking paper. Repeat this another 1–2 times to coat well.
  3. Once you are happy with your chocolate coating, roll the balls in sesame seed to decorate. Pop back in freezer for about an hour to set completely. Once set, store in either the fridge or freezer.