When you need a pick-me-up or a quick post-workout recovery snack, reach for these salty-sweet nuggets packed with healthy fats, tart flavor, and satisfying crunch.
Makes 10-15 bites.
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup dates, chopped
- 1/4 cup dried apricots or dried cherries (sour or naturally sweetened), chopped
- 1/3 cup shredded coconut and/or rolled oats
- 1/4 cup raw buckwheat groats or chopped walnuts*
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, for coating (optional)
Place all ingredients apart from sesame seeds in a food processor and blend until combined, periodically scraping sides and bottom of container to incorporate mixture as needed. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Form about 1 tablespoon of mixture into a ball and roll with hands or on a flat, clean surface. Repeat with remaining mixture to form 10-15 balls.
If coating with sesame seeds, place sesame seeds in a shallow bowl. After forming each ball, roll ball in the sesame seeds to coat or sprinkle with sesame seeds for a lighter coating.
Store in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Enjoy straight from the freezer or slightly thawed.
*May be substituted for an additional 1/4 cup shredded coconut and/or rolled oats.