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Salted Caramel Sesame Balls



I have discovered a shop that sells the best dates I have ever eaten, they are insane. I didn’t know dates could get so big. And they are so sweet, they taste like caramel. I’ve been trying so hard recently to think of a healthy alternative for salted caramel, and when I tired these dates, I knew!


I’m not sure I can start explaining health benefits for this recipe when everyone knows how bad it is to add too much salt to your food, but since I just ate so many of these, I did some research to make myself feel better! The RDA is 6g a day, and there are a variety of bodily functions which require salt, from water regulation in our cells to the transmission of nervous information. So whilst salted caramel mustn’t become a daily habit, there are plenty of worse things you could be eating.


Before I give you the recipe, I’d just like to say that I have started using Instagram! I’m still sussing out how to link it all up to the blog, but I think I’m nearly there, so if you are enjoying the blog please follow me on Instagram too!



20 pitted dates

1 cup of walnuts

1 cup of pecans

1 dessert spoon of tahini

2 pinches of good quality sea salt




Blend the dates and tahini until completely smooth. Add the nuts and blend until almost smooth (leave a little longer if you like, but I think they were great with a little bit of crunch). Then just at the last second before you turn the blender off, add in the salt. Shape into balls and refrigerate until serving.





4 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Sesame Balls

  1. Are they medjool dates? I absolutely love them and use them in just about every recipe 😛 Dates are definitely a go-to food, especially when making vegan friendly caramel 🙂 X

  2. I’m a BIG fan of medjool dates too!! I use them in everything – they are so good. Your caramel balls look delish!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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