Black Sesame Date Truffles

Black Sesame Date Truffles

Black Sesame Date Truffles are a delicious healthy treat made with medjool dates, tahini, and cacao powder. And the addition of black sesame seeds makes this a perfect Halloween treat!

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Black Sesame Date Truffles

Halloween Treats

Hello everyone – I hope you are doing well!

Are you getting ready to Halloween? And by saying this, I totally mean buying and sampling candy. I mean, you cannot give away to kids the candy without quality control, right? By the way, yesterday at Walmart I was able to make Andrew agree to wait until our next grocery trips. Unfortunately, I know our family well – the chocolate candy bought 10 days before Halloween simply won’t survive in our house. Well, last year we bought two LARGE (A kilo each) bags of candy to make sure at least some of the contents would survive until October 31st… and guess what? Right – we needed to buy another bag on October 30. Who can relate?

In my previous post I shared a recipe for these Black Sesame Cheese Balls. And indeed, I’ve used black sesame seeds for three Halloween recipes this year so please stay tuned.

Black Sesame Date Truffles

Aren’t black sesame seeds look great and quite Halloweenish? Other ingredients include medjool dates, nuts, and??? Super tasty and relatively healthy. However, I am not sure if kids would appreciate – so stick to the old classic chocolate bar candy! :)

If you are a fan of raw truffles, please check some other recipes.

Bourbon Date Pecan Truffles

Date Pistachio Coconut Truffles

Raw Prune Walnut Truffles

More Halloween Recipes

And for more Halloween ideas, please check these recipes:

Black Bean Hummus

Pumpkin Tahini Soup

Easy Pumpkin Cookie Mousse

Black Licorice Cocktail

Whiskey Blackberry Rosemary Cocktail

I hope you like these Black Sesame Date Truffles and that you will give this recipe a try soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share your photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.

Cheers!

Black Sesame Date Truffles
Black Sesame Date Truffles

Black Sesame Date Truffles

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Dessert
Servings

18-22

truffles
Prep time

15

minutes

Black Sesame Date Truffles are a delicious healthy treat made with medjool dates, tahini, and cacao powder. And the addition of black sesame seeds makes this a perfect Halloween treat!

Ingredients

  • 350 gr. medjool dates (about 16 large dates)

  • 2-3 tbsp. tahini

  • 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp. dark (unprocessed) cacao powder

  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • a pinch of cinnamon

  • a pinch of salt

  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup black sesame seeds, toasted – for coating

Directions

  • If your dates are dry, soak them for 15 minutes in warm water, then drain very well. Skip the step if they are soft and meaty. Pit the dates.
  • Place the dates, tahini, cacao powder, cinnamon, and salt in a cup of your blender. Process (pulse), occasionally helping to get the mixture together by scaping with a spatula. Keep going until the desired consistency.
  • The mixture will remain slightly sticky. Shape small pieces into balls and coat them the toasted black sesame seeds. Enjoy right away or chill in the refrigerator.

9 thoughts on “Black Sesame Date Truffles

  1. Liz says:

    These are gorgeous!! I bet they taste as good as they look!
    P.S. Bill wants me to buy the candy HE likes, not so much what the kids might like! I haven’t caught him sampling until after the 31st though ;)

  2. David @ Spiced says:

    Haha – we are the same way with Halloween candy! It’s too tempting to keep around, so we try to wait as long as possible before buying it. So far we’ve been good this year…but…

    What a fun recipe you have here! I do enjoy tahini, so it’s cool that you have tahini and dates combined in these truffles. These not only look cool for the season, but they sound delicious, too!
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  3. Shannon says:

    I love the date and tahini combo here Ben! And the black sesame seeds create such an amazing look and texture. These pics are absolutely stunning! Haha you’re so right about the Halloween candy! We definitely try not to buy it too early, otherwise it’s gone by Halloween. ?
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