Without a doubt, these addictive little raw energy bites rank high on my list of delectable treats. I've already made them twice, partly because I wanted to get the proportions just right, and largely because I wanted to eat them again, even though a batch yields about 20. They do keep well though, as they are stored in the refrigerator and the basic ingredients are coconut oil, tahini and dates — not that they lasted very long in my kitchen, especially considering I shared with friends. Peanut butter fan that I am, I honestly think these rank right up there with homemade peanut butter sweets.
This brilliant recipe is slightly adapted from a new favorite cookbook that I received for possible review. I've written about Rawsome Vegan Baking before and haven't stopped using the book for inspiration since. The original recipe suggested serving them in standard size muffin cup portions, but I wanted to make them into smaller bite-size servings. Mind you, this did not prevent me from indulging in more, as I would have perhaps two (or more!) at a given time. Good thing they are naturally sweetened and full of goodness and without guilt — you would not necessary think so because these luscious creamy date filled delights satisfy the sweet tooth like the most decadent of desserts and literally melt in your mouth. Enjoy them anytime of day when the craving for a bit of sweetness hits. You won't miss the butter, sugar, nor the chocolate, in this instance.
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|Mini Tahini Cups with a Creamy Coffee Date Filling|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes
Published on April 30, 2014
Raw miniature tahini cups with a naturally sweet creamy coffee and date filling — addictive and guilt-free
Other raw treats to try from Lisa's Kitchen:
Avocado Coconut Nanaimo Bars
Raw Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Carob Balls
Cocoa Fruit Energy Bites
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