Raw Honey Date Sesame Balls Recipe

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

Recipe Details

Raw Honey Date Sesame Balls Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 45 mins
Makes 16 balls


  • 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


  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. 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.

Special equipment

Food processor