Sesame Seed California Prune Balls
These bone-building, simple, and portable sesame seed balls pack delicious flavor and a ton of health benefits. Recipe and photography created by McKel Hill, Nutrition Stripped for the California Prune Board.
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup tahini
- 1 cup prunes
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt, adjust to taste
- Garnish: Sesame seeds for coating, about ¼ cup on the side
- Optional for added healthy fats: ⅔ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Using a food processor grind all the ingredients into a thick paste that sticks together when pressed between two fingers.
Place sesame seeds in a small bowl on the side. Use about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball using your hands. Next, roll each ball into the sesame seeds.
Place on a plate lined with parchment paper and put in the freezer for about 30 minutes to chill and firm.
Can be stored in an airtight glass container for up to 1 week. For more snack ideas, check out our other recipes.