Who’s up for easy healthy snacks that can be made in less than 30 minutes? My No-Bake Tahini Date Balls are quick, delicious and as easy as pressing a button. And did I mention that they’re gluten-free, nut-free, and sugar-free? And yet, they are so delicious, your whole family will love them!
No-Bake Tahini Date Balls
Friends, have you tried a no-bake date bites recipe? ♥️
OK!!! If you haven’t, then you’ve got to try these. My no-bake tahini date balls are full of feel-good ingredients and irresistibly delicious!
I love…like really love date balls because they are easy to make, all they need are simple pantry ingredients that I almost always have on hand. Whenever I’m craving something sweet, I usually whip up a batch of date balls.
Date balls are super easy to mix up and roll into cute bite-size treats; they’re going to be your new make-ahead snack recipe to keep on hand for healthy snacking or breakfasts on the go. And most importantly, they are just irresistibly good!
Over the years, I’ve made many variations, and this recipe is the one that I come back to time and time again. So I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a try!
What goes into a no-bake tahini date ball?
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
How do you make no-bake tahini date balls?
To make these date balls, you simply:
- Blend all the ingredients. First add the seeds and give a quick blitz, then add the pitted dates, tahini, and oats. Blend in the food processor until the mixture is well combined with no chunks of dates.
- Roll into balls. Once the mixture is combined, it’s a bit crumbly, which is what you’re looking for. Wet your hands and scoop out a tbsp amount, and roll into a ball.
- Coat with your favourite topping. After you’ve rolled your date mixture into balls, then roll into your topping to coat. You can choose sesame seeds, shredded coconuts, or ground nuts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you use different types of dates? Yes, but please double the number of dates in the recipe; for example, if you have the Deglet Noor variety of dates, you’ll need 32 dates. Most dates are half the size of Medjool dates.
How long can you store date balls? You can store them in the fridge in an airtight container for a week, or you can freeze them for up to one month.
- 16 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds, roasted
- 1/8 cup sunflower seeds, roasted
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
- 3 tbsp sesame seeds
- Add the seeds to a food processor, then blitz until the seeds are grainy.
- Add the dates, oats, tahini, and vanilla to the food processor. Pulse the mixture until it begins to look grainy.
- Once the grainy look is achieved, blend on high for 2-3 minutes.
- After a few minutes of blending, you'll notice some chunks starting to form; that's when you're done.
- Open the food processor and remove the blade. Mix the mixture with a spatula to make sure there are no whole or large chunks of seeds remaining.
- Wet your hands lightly with water, then take a small piece of mixture and roll into a ball, then roll in your choice of coating.
- Store in the fridge for 1 hour before serving. Or eat right away.
If using a different variety of dates other than Medjool Dates, please double amount of dates.
Topping ideas: ground pistachio, shredded coconut, ground almond or sesame seeds.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g