Tahini, Apricot, and Sea Salt Energy Bites

When you need a pick-me-up or a quick post-workout recovery snack, reach for these salty-sweet nuggets packed with healthy fats, tart flavor, and satisfying crunch.

Makes 10-15 bites.

  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots or dried cherries (sour or naturally sweetened), chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut and/or rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup raw buckwheat groats or chopped walnuts*
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, for coating (optional)

Place all ingredients apart from sesame seeds in a food processor and blend until combined, periodically scraping sides and bottom of container to incorporate mixture as needed. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Form about 1 tablespoon of mixture into a ball and roll with hands or on a flat, clean surface. Repeat with remaining mixture to form 10-15 balls.

If coating with sesame seeds, place sesame seeds in a shallow bowl. After forming each ball, roll ball in the sesame seeds to coat or sprinkle with sesame seeds for a lighter coating.

Store in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Enjoy straight from the freezer or slightly thawed.


*May be substituted for an additional 1/4 cup shredded coconut and/or rolled oats.