Raw Honey Date Sesame Balls Recipe

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Raw Honey Date Sesame Balls Recipe

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

These "cookies" may be raw, but the sweetness of honey and dates makes them just as dessert-worthy as anything you can bake.

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  • Yield:makes 16 balls
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped Medjool dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, plus more for coating
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. 1.

    In the bowl of a food processor combine dates and walnuts and process until finely chopped and sticking together, about 1 minute 30 seconds. Add coconut flakes, honey, sesame seeds, and salt, and pulse until forms a thick paste, about 1 minute more.

  2. 2.

    Fill a small shallow bowl with sesame seeds. Scooped a rounded tablespoon of paste and roll into a ball using your hands. Roll ball in sesame seeds to cover and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining paste. Let cookies chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.