These cacao and sesame balls are a nut-free snack that totally holds their own when it comes to their nutritional superpowers AND they only take 15 minutes to make, so they are a bit of an all-around winner in the snacks stakes!

Cacao and Sesame Balls [Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free]

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  • 12 dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  1. Remove pits from dates and place all ingredients (saving 1-2 tablespoons sesame for rolling) into a food processor.
  2. Blend until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.
  3. Using hands and approximately 1 tablespoon of mixture to roll into 8 balls.
  4. Roll balls in remaining sesame seeds to decorate.
  5. Place in freezer for 30 minutes and then store in a refrigerator.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving Calories: 230 Carbs: 30 g | Fat: 11 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 8 mg | Sugar: 23 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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