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Choc Tahini Bliss Balls

Choc-tahini bliss balls

Bliss balls are a great, healthy lunchbox snack or after dinner treat.

These Choc-Tahini Bliss Balls are so delicious (albeit slightly addictive). They take less than 10 minutes to make containing only 5 key ingredients. Of course, you may wish to get creative and add in your choice of superfood powders or plant based protein… but this is totally up to you.

What are the health benefits of tahini?

Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds, best known (nutritionally) for its high calcium* content. These seeds are also a good source of Vitamin B1 as well as other minerals, such as magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc and selenium.  Sesame seeds also contain fibre and are low on the glycaemic index.  All of this translates to health benefits such as: 

  • Healthy blood sugar regulation
  • Bone health
  • Phytosterol content helps to lower cholesterol
  • Promotes cardio-vascular and respiratory function
  • Beneficial for sleep
  • Healthy nervous system
  • Selenium and other minerals are important components of antioxidant compounds

* Please note that calcium content varies depending on whether or not tahini is made from hulled sesame seeds.  Non-hulled sesame have a higher total calcium content, however the form of calcium needs to be taken into consideration.  That is, the calcium in the hulls is in the form of calcium oxalate, which is more difficult to absorb, and should be avoided in those wishing to reduce oxalate consumption.

Choc Tahini Bliss Balls

Makes 15.

Ingredients

1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup date syrup
3 tbsp hulled tahini

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  2. Transfer the mix to the fridge for approx. 10 minutes to allow it to firm (this will make it easier to roll into balls).
  3. Once slightly firm, use your hands to arrange into small bliss balls.
  4. Dust with cacao powder (optional), serve and enjoy.

If you like these you’ll love our ferrero rocher style chocolate truffles!

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