This is the easiest snack you’ll probably ever see me make. I brought my first batch to work and they were quickly eaten. The next week I made some raw bars that were much more complicated and the consensus among my workmates was that they were good too! But not as good as these balls. I’m not totally surprised, peanut butter and tahini is one of my favourite combinations, throw in a little cacao and I’m in heaven.
I’ve got a ridiculously sweet tooth, it runs in my family. For the most part I only eat clean treats, which are easily accessible at my work. But even those start to add up, little bits of coconut sugar here and there really makes a difference in my well being. I can feel it build up and then drag me down. I have over indulged in the last couple of weeks, snacking here and there at work but enough is enough. For the rest of August and going into September I’m going to make the effort to not eat packaged treats, not only for me but for the environment as well. Everything adds up! Every time I throw away a little wrapper a bit of guilt eats at me.
I made this decision this morning, and my cravings are already out of control. I am so so glad I’ve got these little bits of peanubuttery goodness ready to snack on in my freezer!
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup tahini
3/4 cup dates
1/4 cup cacao powder + some for rolling
1/2 teaspoon salt
sesame seeds for rolling
-Soak dates for at least one hour.
-In a food processor or blender, blend the dates, peanut butter, tahini, cacao powder and salt until creamy and well combined.
-Roll into small balls and place on parchment paper.
-Roll half the balls in sesame seeds(my favourite) and the other half in cacao powder if you want a little bit of variety.
-Place in freezer to let them set. I personally like them best when frozen because they are super thick and fudgy but they are great out of the fridge too!