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Black Tahini Energy Balls

If you want to be a ball of energy, you can eat a ball of energy. These black tahini balls are just the ticket!

These rock star energy balls are high in protein, taste incredible and delicious. Black sesame is common in many Asian desserts. It’s super nutty and packs so many nutritional benefits. There are always new products being featured in organic health markets, and I stumbled across black sesame seed butter. I fell in love and had to create a healthy dessert with them. The result was a success, and these have been a fan favorite with family and friends.

Black sesame butter or better known as black tahini paste is high in healthy fats and amino acids. A small amount of tahini can go a long way. Its flavors are robust, so you don’t need much. While tahini may be high in calories, it contains an abundance of protein and benefits your skin, heart, hormones and energy levels. Many people who are on a plant-based diet tend to feel lethargic or suffer from anemia. Tahini is a great source of plant-based protein that can help with these symptoms and help boost energy levels.

If you can’t find black sesame tahini, you can always use the regular version. Make sure you look for un-hulled and raw version. Un-hulled sesame is the raw and unprocessed version of the seed where the bran is still attached. By keeping the bran on the kernel, more nutrients are present.

When compared with other nut butters, sesame butter is rated high due to its amazing properties. It’s not as highly processed and refined as its counterpart, peanut butter.

These power balls also include raw cashews and chia seeds which are both an amazing source of protein and energy. These power balls can be made in a larger batch, placed in the freezer and stored for up to two months in an airtight container. These are the perfect on the go snack.


  • 1/2 cup black tahini
  • 6 Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup Sunwarrior Chia Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds


1.) Place walnuts and cashews in your food processor. Pulse until broken up

2.) Add pitted dates and black tahini. Blend until well combined

3.) Place chia seeds and sesame seeds in a small bowl

4.) Remove mixture from food processor, roll into balls and roll in chia mix

5.) Store in an airtight container in the fridge

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