Chai Sesame Sweeties

Who would’ve thought that the pairing of robust, earthy sesame tahini with warm and toasty chai spices could be so uniquely delicious? These little bites prove it to be so!

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Chai Sesame Sweeties

Prep Time15 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 Balls
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2/3 cup raw cashews toasted
  • 1/3 cup sesame tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup Grade B maple syrup


  • In a food processor fitted with the steel blade, grind the cashews to form a coarse flour, about 25 seconds.
  • Add the tahini, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Process to combine.
  • Add the maple syrup and process just until the mixture forms a ball.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. (Don’t worry if the dough is oily. That will disappear as the balls chill.)
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Technique Tip: To toast the cashews, place them in a dry skillet set over medium heat. Toast, shaking the pan occasionally, until fragrant and lightly golden, 4-5 minutes.


Nutrition Facts
Chai Sesame Sweeties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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