Allergy Tahini Bites, now I know what you’re thinking, can tahini bite and cause an allergy? No Silly, these are cute little round Tahini Bites that are good for seasonal allergies. If made with raw local honey, that would be honey purchased from a local beekeeper within 30 miles of your home. So it’s a win win. Raw local honey is known to help with seasonal allergies, that’s a win for you and the bee keeper wins because you are buying local. Allergies pretty much are just plain evil, causing eyes to water and be itchy, nose to be blown, and make you just miserable. So wouldn’t a snack that can help with that be something you would want to make?
Not only can these sweet little buggers help with allergies, they are a darn tasty little snack. Now I don’t know about you but sometimes it’s just hard to think of Snack Ideas that don’t come out of a box. There’s always Trail Mix Energy Balls or Lemon Cashew Snack Balls, however I’m always trying to come up with new and different snacks.
Beside the local honey helping with seasonal allergies, tahini is so nutrient dense it will knock your socks off. Remember how in my Aioli recipe post I wrote about how tahini, which is made from sesame seeds, is an excellent source of calcium. Well just as a refresher let me also fill you in on that tahini is also high in B vitamins and aids in liver detoxification, it is a healthy fat and high in protein. Wow! So we have raw local honey for the allergies and tahini with its high level of calcium, what more could we ask for? You can ask for more healthy fat and high source of rich minerals because that is what cashew’s bring to us in this sphere of goodness. Now you have three key nutrient dense ingredients that make these Allergy Tahini Bites an excellent morsel of nutrition.
- 1 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup raw local honey
- 1 tsp vanilla gluten free
- 1/2 cup raw organic cashews
- 1 cup of organic dried unsweetened coconut
- In skillet on low, heat sesame seeds for five minutes, stirring constantly, do not let them turn brown.
- Remove from heat, place seeds into food processor and let them sit and cool for 20 minutes.
- When cool, turn processor on and blend, until smooth and sticks together, about 5 minutes.
- Add in cashews and blend.
- With food processor on, add honey, and vanilla.
- Scoop out and roll into balls, and roll around in coconut until covered.
- Store in refrigerator.
After processing everything, mixture may be oily, but after rolling in coconut and storing in refrigerator, it will be absorbed.
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