I went through a phase where I put tahini on everything, just like I do with nut butter. You can’t even compare them in terms of taste; tahini is quite bitter compared to peanut and almond butter, but is equally as creamy. There are so many uses for tahini other than hummus (in fact, I’ve been using it to make anything but hummus! Dressings, spreads, in baked goods, etc). I also mentioned in a previous post that I’m trying to make my own protein bars or balls or bites – whatever you want to call them – as much as I can. I’ve been struggling with this recently because some of the protein bars that I will actually buy came out with new flavors (HELLO, like RXBAR for example… the peanut butter chocolate one is sooooo good). Anyways, back to these cashew coconut tahini bites. So simple. Six ingredients and less than ten minutes to prepare. It doesn’t require half the jar of tahini either (I cherish my more expensive ingredients, ha!) Add some chocolate chips to the original recipe if you’re feeling fancy or enjoy them as is – they’re naturally sweet from the dates. I’ve been loving them for dessert or an afternoon pick-me-up. Enjoy!
Cashew Coconut Tahini Bites
Six ingredients and thrown together in less than 10 minutes! These cashew coconut tahini bites are the perfect snack to-go or sweet treat.
- 1 cup pitted dates, packed
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
In a large food processor, process the dates, cashews, tahini and maple syrup until combined and start to form a "sticky dough."
Stir in the hemp seeds and unsweetened coconut flakes until well combined.
Roll into 9 balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
What are your favorite uses for tahini?