Tahini Cashew Bites

Tahini Cashew Bites

My mom and I were on a roll yesterday. She came over and was my sous-chef (or should I say Sue chef, cause that’s her name) while I tried 4 new recipes that I could put on the blog. She is my saviour at times like this. The dishes were piling up, the counter was beginning to get too messy for my liking and I had so much left to do! She got in her car and drove to my house just to help! Today is her birthday so I dedicate this post to her! Happy birthday mom, I love you! Once I finished making all the savoury recipes for the blog I was craving something a little sweet to have as a snack. I totally made this up as I went and my mom was the perfect guinea pig. We ended up with these delicious bites that even surprisingly, my husband loves!

They are perfect for a quick pick me up or as an after-dinner, not so late snack (because eating too late is bad for digestion)!

You can make them two ways! One way is to just roll in shredded coconut and the other, more sweeter way, is to dip in melted 70% chocolate and then roll in shredded coconut. They are yummy both ways but the chocolate one definitely hits the spot! Both my mom and husband can’t decide which one they like better, so I suggest making both. This recipe makes about 15-18 balls.

 

Tahini Cashew Balls
Total Time
15 mins
 

makes 15-18 balls. 2-3 bites is a serving.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bites, Vegan
Ingredients
Date Paste
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 8 Dates, pitted and soaked in hot water until softened
Bites
  • 1 cup Cashews, raw
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Date Paste
Toppings
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Choc. Chips, melted in a tbsp. hot water
  • 1/2 cup Coconut, finely shredded
Instructions
Date Paste
  1. For the date paste, blend the soaked dates and 1 tbsp of water in a food processor, scraping down the sides until a paste-like consistency forms. 

  2. Take out and set aside.

For the Bites:
  1. Pulse cashews into a meal.

  2. Add almond flour and blend. Add date paste, tahini, vanilla, water, cinnamon, maple syrup and salt. Blend until it forms a ball.

  3. Wet hands a little bit and form the dough into bite-sized balls. Roll into shredded coconut or melted chocolate and then coconut.




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