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Cardamom & Tahini Energy Date Balls

These no-bake cardamom and tahini energy date balls are perfectly balanced and so easy to make. Have them for an energizing breakfast or as a sweet treat! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cardamom, Date balls, Date truffles, Dates, tahini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 balls


  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • ½ cup whole raw almonds
  • ½ cup tahini paste
  • 2.5 tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ pistachio powder optional


  • Start by chopping the whole almonds in a food processor by pulsing them a few times. You want a coarse chopped consistency to give a crunch in the mixture, therefore don't process them too much.
  • Remove the almonds and set aside.
  • Add all the dates, tahini and cardamom in the food processor and pulse until a dough forms. If required, you can add a few tbsp of water to help the dough form. 
  • Transfer the dough into a bowl and add the chopped almonds. Mix well.
  • Form into even sized balls using your hands.
  • Toast the sesame seeds in a pan over low heat, stirring continuously for a few minutes until lightly golden.
  • Roll the balls in the toasted sesame seeds.
  • You can also roll in the pistachio powder for a variation (optional).


  • The toasted sesame seeds give this recipe a great dimension - if you have them on hand don't skip this step.
  • You can also roll these balls in other toppings such as coconut, chopped nuts, or cacao powder.
  • Store the date balls in an airtight container and in the fridge. They will keep well for at least a week.