These little chocolate tahini bites are an easy and healthy 4 ingredient snack. It’s no bake so all you need to do is mix, roll and enjoy! So for a healthy and easy sweet treat try these chocolate tahini balls. Or store some in your freezer for when your sweet tooth calls.
You might also like these healthy brownie bites!
I have such a sweet tooth. I come by in naturally as both my mom and dad liked their sweets. That is one reason I don’t bake. I would eat everything I baked.
However sometimes I get desperate enough to try to make something sweet but I make sure it’s healthy. Ok at least I try to rationalize that it’s healthy. So today I made some tasty chocolate tahini bites.
It’s a mixture of chocolate, honey and tahini which is sesame paste. They I rolled them in cocoa powder and some with sesame seeds. They are so good I have a hard time eating only 1 or 2 … ok it’s more like 3 or 4.
This little treat is a take on Halva. Halva is a Middle Eastern candy and something that my dad ate growing up. It always looked unappealing to me as a child.
It’s usually made from tahini (sesame seed paste) or some other nut butter, honey and a few other ingredients. I just tasted it for the first time last year and now I’m in love with it.
What is tahini and what I can I make with it?
Tahini is ground sesame butter or paste. Just like peanut butter is ground peanuts to make a paste, this is the same concept but with sesame seeds.
It’s a staple in Middle Eastern cooking and is one of the key ingredients in hummus! It has an earthy nutty flavor and can be used in both sweet and savory recipes.
Recipe ingredients I used.
All you need to make these sweet treats are tahini, honey, vanilla extract and unsweetened cocoa powder.
Below you can see the tahini brand I use. Sometimes different brands can add extra oil or they might be thinner or thicker. This brand just uses hulled sesame seeds and it was a bit thinner. That made it easier to mix so I really liked it.
I also used Guittard cocoa powder. It’s something I keep on hand to make keto chocolate candy and it seems less bitter than regular. I also like Divine cocoa powder but you can use whatever unsweetened cocoa powder you want.
How to make these easy chocolate tahini bites.
There is not much to this recipe. It’s much like my date & nut brownie bites in that it only has a few ingredients.
Step 1: Add the tahini (sesame paste), cocoa powder, honey and vanilla extract in a medium size bowl.
Step 2: Mix it well to form a paste or batter and then roll into bite sized balls.
Note: I didn’t make mine super sweet so taste the dough and add more honey if you want it sweeter.
Step 3: Lastly you can either roll them into sesame seeds, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or just leave them as is. Please scroll down to view the printable recipe card.
At this point you could also put it in a small baking dish and cut it up like fudge. Store them in an air tight container in the refrigerator or freeze. I like to store them in a baggie in the freezer and just pop one in my mouth for a sweet treat.
I try to eat these sparingly but mine were gone in 2 days <sigh>. I just bought a huge jar of tahini so I know I’ll be making more. Hope you enjoy this little treat!
- ½ cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Taste to see if it is sweet enough for you. If not, add more honey.
- Roll into little balls and then roll the balls in sesame seeds, cocoa powder, hemp seeds or even coconut sugar. Whatever you want.
- Alternatively you can press the mixture into a baking dish to make a fudge.
- You can easily double the recipe to make more.
- Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g