I’ve been a big fan of tahini for a while using it in dressings and sauces, but this is the first time I made a “sweet” recipe with it. I have to say these little fat bombs are a tasty treat!
Tahini is made from ground hulled sesame seeds. It’s actually quite easy to make at home and much cheaper. Simply roast 1 cup of raw sesame seeds in a frying pan, stirring often, this only takes a few minutes – be sure to watch them as sesame seeds are small and will burn easily! Allow seeds to cool, then blend with 3-4 tablespoons of neutral oil such as grapeseed, avocado or a light olive oil. Blend until smooth, transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator for months!
These treats are great for anyone with a peanut allergy. Yes, I used peanut butter in the recipe but you can substitute with almond butter! These are also quite large and could easily be halved into 24 mini cups for a lighter snack.
- 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2/3 cup tahini, softened
- 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup or honey (I used a low-sugar maple syrup)
- 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter or almond butter, softened
- 1 Tbsp cacao powder
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk (may need to add more depending on consistency)
- 5 drops liquid stevia (more or less depending on preference)
- 12 paper or silicone muffin liners
- Mix together coconut oil, tahini and maple syrup until smooth and creamy. You may need to bring the tahini to room temperature or microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften.
- Pour half the mixture into the paper liners and refrigerate.
- Mix peanut butter, cacao powder, almond milk and stevia until smooth and creamy. Again, make sure the peanut butter is room temperature so it creams together nicely.
- Divide evenly and press down mixture into the 12 cups, refrigerate again for about 10 minutes.
- Top with remaining tahini mixture.
- Return to the fridge again to harden.
- 254 Calories, 6g Carbs, 2g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs, 25g Fat, 5g Protein, 1g Sugar
- Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.