These super nutritious little bites of sesame sweetness remind me of the halva I used to devour as a child. They’re easy to make, vegan, dairy-free and of course, gluten-free. Don’t let all those labels scare you though, more than anything else, they’re just plain old delicious.
- Place cashews in food processor and pulse until the texture of coarse sand
- Add tahini, agave and vanilla and pulse until smooth
- Transfer mixture from food processor to a bowl and refrigerate 2 hours
- Roll into 1-inch balls and coat with sesame seeds
Makes 8 truffles
Several readers have commented that they will be making truffles or one of my other candy recipes as presents for the holidays this year. Adding a personal touch to your gifts by making things from scratch not only saves money, it offers the recipient something from the heart.
When I was a child I made cookies and candy for family friends, packed the treats in take out containers that I bought at the local Chinese restaurant and tied them with colorful ribbon on the handle. I had so much fun doing this every year.
What gifts are you thinking of making for the holidays?