Tahini is a great ingredient, made from ground sesame seeds, for raw recipes as it's so creamy, it helps to provide moisture and an element of 'stickiness' that holds these little truffles together. Not only that though, it packs a punch where protein is concerned and is a rich source of B vitamins, Vitamin E and minerals too.
It has a nutty taste, some people are not keen on its own, but it's great mixed with other ingredients either as a savoury or sweet dish.
These coconut truffles make a fab gift ,in a little bag,or box, with ribbon, or to take to friends for an after dinner change to chocolates!
Here's the recipe, it takes minutes to make:
2 oz hazelnuts
2oz dessicated coconut
2oz raw cacao powder
3oz raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1. Blend the nuts and coconut in a food processor. I use a Vitamix
2. Tip the mixture into a bowl and mix in the other ingredients gradually
3. Roll into small balls , they are rich so make the balls just bite size!
4. Roll in dessicated coconut and chill in the fridge until ready to eat
This recipe is in my first Ebook Bakes, Bars and Bites - available from Amazon.co.uk . If you don't have a kindle facility, please DM me through FB either on my Balanced PT page or my Sweet Enough page, and I can send you the PDF for the same price.