Happy New Year, my friends! I am so thankful for this fresh start and a motivated outlook on the days ahead. Most of us create resolutions for ourselves that typically include cutting out every food group that makes you happy. I am someone that ALWAYS needs something sweet after every meal, so I was not giving that up. I grew up having coffee and dessert after dinner, and in some way it became special to me. It’s time to spend with your family and friends and wind down for the night.
In the new year, I think it’s more important to make the change from processed foods to reading ingredients and being sure of what your eating and that it is REAL. There are chemicals and sugars hidden in a ton of things we don’t realize. Make sure all of the things on that ingredient label are minimal and real foods. Of course, always do your own research on products and create your own opinions. RANT OVER.
Moving on! In honor of the new year and not giving up your dessert addiction, I’ve created these chocolate tahini nut balls to fuel your body and your craving. I was able to incorporate healthy fats and chocolate all into one ball. I used Soom Foods chocolate tahini spread (which has three ingredients, since we were talking about reading labels. They’re sesame seeds, cocoa powder and cane sugar). It has the nutty flavor of the sesame seeds, but the chocolatey flavor you’re looking for in a dessert.
The chocolate tahini nut balls make a great dessert, but can also make an awesome snack. The good for you fats in them will keep you full and actually fight off your sugar cravings. I hope you’ll give these a try and let me know what you think!
- 1/2 C Pecans
- 1/2 C Almonds (I used slivered)
- 1/4 C Cashews
- 1/2 C Coconut Oil, Melted
- 1 C Coconut Shreds, Unsweetened
- 1/4 C Chocolate Tahini - I used Soom Foods
- 1/2 C Almond Milk
- Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and let blend for a good minute.
- Roll into balls, I use a medium sized ice cream scoop and Place onto a foil or parchment lined baking sheet to freeze.
- Freeze for 1-2 Hours at minimum. I keep mine in the freezer and pull one out 5 minutes before I eat it.