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Spicy Date and Sesame Balls

Recipe posted on: 11 January 2010

Spicy Date and Sesame Balls

Recipe information

Serves: 24 balls
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 34
Carbs: 5.0 grams
Protein: 1.5 grams
Fat: 1.1 grams

A really low fat, low carbohydrate, raw food that is vegan. It's delicious, tasty and even the kids will love it. For a less spicy flavour, just subtract the spices - you will still savour the wonderful flavour..


  • 70g (1/2 cup) dates, roughly chopped
  • 60g (1/3 cup) dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 Tspn ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tspn ground cardamom
  • 205g (2 cups) organic muesli (fruit-free)
  • 30g organic sesame seeds


  1. Add dates, dried apricots and spices to a pan and add 2/3 cup (160ml) water and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat the low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Simmer until the fruit is soft and the liquid is syrupy - around 10 minutes.
  4. Set aside and cool the spicy fruit water for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add the muesli to a food processor and set it so that it is finely chopped. Add the muesli to a bowl.
  6. Add the sesame seeds to a pan over medium-high heat to toast them. Stir continuously until the sesame seeds are lightly toasted - this should take about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Remove the sesame seeds from the pan and add them to a plate.
  8. Add cooled spicy fruit water to a food processor and puree.
  9. Add the pureed spicy fruit to the muesli in the bowl and mix through with your hands until all ingredients are combined and it forms a stiff mixture.
  10. Roll 2 teaspoons of the mixture into a ball and then toss it in the sesame seeds on the plate until it is well coated.
  11. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  12. Keep the balls in an airtight container in the refridgerator for up to 3 weeks.

This is a great snack for those sweet cravings in the afternoons, or even to serve as an after dinner snack. It is low GI and low in sugar.

  Nutrition Information Amount % Daily
Calories 34 1.7%
Calories from fat 10 24.3%
Total fat 1.1 g 2.1%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Carbohydrate 5.0 g 2.2%
Dietary fibre 3.5 g 11.7%
Sugars 2.1 g n/a
Protein 1.5 g 1.0%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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