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A stack of 4 tahini cups with dates inside, one cut in half to show inside.

Salted Caramel Tahini Cups

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 9 tahini cups
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These decadent tahini caramel cups are sure to be your new favourite treat. They’re easy to make with just a few ingredients and have the most amazing taste and melt-in-your-mouth texture.


  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil (65 g)
  • 1/2 cup smooth, drippy tahini (120 g)
  • 1 cup packed, pitted dates (220 g)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Soak the pitted dates in hot water for 15 minutes then drain well nd set aside.
  2. White they dates are soaking, gently mix the melted coconut oil, tahini and maple syrup (if using) together in a bowl until smooth and creamy.
  3. Prepare 9 muffin liners or silicone baking cups and add 1 tbsp of the mixture into each one. Place them in the freezer to harden. They should take about 10 minutes to harden completely.
  4. In a food processor, blend the soaked dates with the sea salt until smooth and creamy like a thick paste. You may need to stop a few times to scrape down the sides.
  5. Pull the hardened cups from the freezer and divide the date mixture by spoonfuls into each one. Evenly spoon the remaining tahini mixture onto each one. Spreading around a little so they’re somewhat flat.
  6. Place back in the freezer until hardened, about 20-30 minutes.
  7. Store in the freezer in a sealed container for up to 2 months and enjoy anytime.


For treats like these, I use silicone baking cups. I find they work better than paper liners and they last forever!

Adapted from Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily Von Euw.

Keywords: tahini cups, caramel tahini cups, no-bake tahini recipe