Tahini Bliss Balls
Photo by Vinita Punjabi
- 3 cups amaranth puffs
- 200 g dates, pitted and chopped
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- ½ cup tahini (sesame butter)
- 50 g sunflower seeds
- 100 g dried apricots or figs, chopped
- 100 g sultanas
- 100 g walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup dried coconut flakes/desiccated coconut
Take the dates in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave this to soak for half an hour. Drain the dates and transfer to a separate bowl. Mash lightly. Do not throw the water away, because you may need to add this to the mixture, if it becomes too dry to work with. Although the mix should remain firm. Mix the dates with the sesame butter, 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 easier done using wet hands. Then, roll each ball in the coconut flakes and refrigerate.