Tahini & Hazelnut Balls
October 06, 2017 | Makes 12
- 1 & 1/2 Cups of Cashews or Almonds (225g)
- 2 Tablespoons of Tahini
- 1-2 Tablespoons of Honey/Maple Syrup
- Pinch of Coarse Salt
- 1/4 Cup of Hazelnuts (35g)
I make a batch of my Cookie Dough Balls at least once a week but I’m so addicted to tahini at the moment that I just had to make something similar with lots of tahini flavour. These are the handiest little snack that you can take anywhere and they are the best treat with a cup of coffee. I only use about a tablespoon of honey per batch but you can add a little more if you like them sweeter.
Preheat the oven to 180’C. Roast the cashews/almonds at 180’C for about 8-10 minutes until golden. On a seperate tray, roast the hazelnuts for the same amount of time, then set them aside.
When the cashews/almonds are cool enough to handle, add them to your food processor with a good pinch of sea salt and blend on high for about 3-4 minutes until you basically have a thick nut butter.
Add in the tahini and sweetener and keep blending until you have a thick, smooth mixture that easily forms into balls.
Use your hands to roll the mixture into balls.
Add the hazelnuts to the food processor and blend them into a coarse flour. Roll each ball in the hazelnuts to coat.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.