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    Gluten Free and Vegan Sesame Truffles

    Gluten Free and Vegan Sesame Truffles. Photo by Lalaloula

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    Elana's Pantry's Note:

    View the full post and recipe at http://www.elanaspantry.com/desserts/sesame-truffles/

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6-8

    Yield:

    truffles

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1/2 cup cashews
    • 1/4 cup tahini (I used roasted, though raw will probably work just as well)
    • 1/4 cup agave nectar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (I used raw, though you could toast them for a stronger flavor)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place cashews in food processor and pulse until the texture of coarse sand.
    2. 2
      Add tahini, agave and vanilla and pulse until smooth.
    3. 3
      Transfer mixture from food processor to a bowl and refrigerate 2 hours.
    4. 4
      Roll into 1 inch balls and coat with sesame seeds.
    5. 5
      Serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 02, 2010

      45

      These truffles are very yummy and I am thrilled to see that they incorporate so many healthy ingredients into a sweet snack. I found the truffles easy to make, but decided to make some changes to the recipe while I was working away: I used only 60 g of agave nectar and half of the tahini as my paste looked perfect with that amount of liquids added to it. Due to this change I did not need any chilling time and the rolling worked very nicely. I would definitely make this recipe again as it is a wonderful gift and sweet to indulge on, but I would not roll the balls in sesame seeds again as I find that to be too strong and bitter in taste. Maybe some toasted cashew pieces or coconut flakes... THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us, Elana!

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    Nutritional Facts for Gluten Free and Vegan Sesame Truffles

    Serving Size: 1 (21 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 158.9
     
    Calories from Fat 117
    74%
    Total Fat 13.0 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 81.1 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.8 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    7%
    Sugars 0.6 g
    2%
    Protein 4.5 g
    9%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    agave nectar

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