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Sesame Truffles

Posted By Elana Amsterdam On November 7, 2008 @ 1:20 pm In candy,desserts | 23 Comments

gluten free sesame truffles recipe
These Gluten Free Truffles my final installment of the trufflemania series.  At least for now.

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.

Sesame Truffles

  • ½ cup (raw) cashews
  • ¼ cup tahini (I used roasted, though raw will probably work just as well)
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds (I used raw, though you could toast them for a stronger flavor)
  1. Place cashews in food processor and pulse until the texture of coarse sand
  2. Add tahini, agave and vanilla and pulse until smooth
  3. Transfer mixture from food processor to a bowl and refrigerate 2 hours
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls and coat with sesame seeds
  5. Serve

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?


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