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Raw Sesame Truffle, gluten/sugar/dairy/egg free

Sesame truffle 2 

Oh my gosh these are so good, so decadent, a little goes a long way!! Which is good, you will not eat a lot! During Chloe’s elimination diet, I was determined we would eat well. The list of what she could eat was so limited, it was real challenge but I have to say we ended up with some really good recipes and these are one of them. With Christmas coming, I want some gluten/sugar/dairy/egg free treats to have on-hand and these will do the trick.

There are several raw sesame truffle recipes out there but mine is a little different because I added a pinch of cinnamon, ginger and some vanilla beans. I found without these the truffles were a bit flat. Now you do not want to taste the spices too much, you want the sesame and cashews to sing. The spice should be more of a back note but add a pinch, taste and adjust to your liking. Also these have a fair amount of salt but I think it is important to the taste. I think these would keep in the fridge for a good two weeks, if well wrapped but enjoy at room temp!!

Sesame truffles 1


Raw Sesame Truffles

These are a revision of Elana’s Pantry truffles


½ cup cashews

¼ cup tahini (if you have raw, that would be great)

1/3 cup mild honey

1 vanilla bean, scrapped and use the soft beans inside (you can use vanilla extract but it will  not be quite as yummy)

1 pinch of cinnamon

1 pinch of ground, dried ginger

1 tsp. salt

Sesame seeds


1. In a food processor, process cashews until you get a course, sandy texture.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, except the sesame seeds. Process until all comes together. Taste and adjust to suite your liking. I like it a bit salty, sweet. You really do not want to taste the cinnamon and ginger. It is just a back (subtle) note, to up the flavor. Process again for a few seconds.

3. Refrigerate mixture, 2 hours.

4. Roll mixture into little balls and roll the balls in sesame seeds and enjoy!!

Will keep two weeks in fridge, if well wrapped.


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Tierney Barden

I'm excited to try your Raw Sesame Truffles! Thanks Clarice!


I love sesame seeds and hubby likes cashews so I think the two will make the perfect holiday treat for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe.



Oh yum! Thank you, Clarice! Both me and the hubby are big fans of sesame! We'll give it a try! xoxo


Oh yum! I love sesame! These look so good - I will definitely try them. My hubby is a big fan of sesame, as well. Thank you, Clarice! :) xoxo

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest

Catching up with you today - those look good!


Emily Fay

Oh yum! They sound delightful - I am going to try these :)


What a yummy treat and such a beautiful display! You make such a lovely world in your Storybook Woods :)

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