Tahini Bliss Balls


  • 3 cups of amaranth puffs
  • 200 gm of dates, chopped and pitted
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa
  • ½ cup of tahini (sesame butter)
  • 50 gm sunflower seeds
  • 100 gm dried apricots or figs chopped
  • 100 gm sultanas
  • 100 gm walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup of dried coconut flakes


In a large bowl, add the dates and cover with boiling water. Leave this to soak for half an hour. Strain the water from the dates into a separate bowl and mash them slightly. Don’t throw the water away because you may need to add this to the mix if it becomes too dry to work with. Although the mix should remain firm. Mix the dates with tahini, cocoa, dry fruit, nuts and seeds.

Pour this over the amaranth puffs. Mix well and then roll handfuls of the mixture into balls, compacting them together by squeezing a little. This is done easier with wet hands. Then roll each ball in the coconut flakes and refrigerate.