tahini balls

makes 16 balls

This is a favorite amongst family and friends. Deeply satisfying and moreish, these cookie-dough-like balls are a great mid-afternoon pick-me-up or dessert treat.

It is important to use a tahini that you like here as it is the base of this recipe. Soom is a great brand, but can be tricky to find. If you cannot find Soom tahini, look for a brand that is on the runnier side and is easy to stir. The chocolate is also an important component of these balls. I prefer using unsweetened chocolate as it balances the sweetness of the maple. 


1 1/2 cups tahini

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped, unsweetened chocolate


In a bowl, stir together the tahini, maple syrup and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the coconut flour, almond flour, salt and chocolate and stir until well combined.


Form the dough into golf ball sized balls and place them into the refrigerator to chill before enjoying.