These little chocolate sesame halva balls can be made in a few minutes and are the perfect on the go energy snack. Full of protein, heart healthy fats, calcium and fiber.
Suitable for raw vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo, nut-free and plant-based diets.
Halva Sesame Chocolate Raisin Balls Recipe
- Total time: 10m
- Yield: 24 balls
- Calories: 54 cal a ball
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- 1 cup / 140g Sesame seeds
- 1 cup / 150g Raisins
- ½ cup / 50g Cacao / Cocoa Powder
- Place everything into a blender or food processor.
- Blend until it starts to stick together.
- You may need to scrape the sides or shake your jug a few times between blends.
- Scoop about a heaped tea spoon and roll into firm balls.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge, where they will be good for a few weeks.
Halva Sesame Chocolate Raisin Balls Video
Don’t worry that sesame seeds aren’t totally broken down, this is intentional to give texture and a speckled appearance. If you do want a totally smooth halva then grind your sesame seeds first.
Ground sesame won’t give a solid halva type as it isn’t cooked with lots of sugar, so will be more of a fudge consistency.
The simplest things are often the best and this and I love this simple 3 ingredient recipe. Use the highest quality and freshest ingredients you can afford for the natural flavours to shine through.
I usually use unhulled sesame seeds to make this as they have a richer earthy flavour and more nutrition. But for a less earthy taste use the lighter hulled sesame seeds.
You can roll these truffles in chopped nuts, seeds and dried fruit to add more flavour and decoration. Chopped pistachio, freeze-dried raspberry and coconut shreds make a very tempting truffle.
This recipe can be made caffeine free by replacing the cacao with carob powder. It will have a similar rich flavour and still be just as nutrient dense.
Use this simple and easy recipe as a base to add what you like to. I would often add some cinnamon, cayenne pepper or wheatgrass to add more taste and nutrients.