- 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
- Soak the pitted dates in hot water for 15 minutes then drain well nd set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Place back in the freezer until hardened, about 20-30 minutes.
- Store in the freezer in a sealed container for up to 2 months and enjoy anytime.
For a little additional sweetness you can add 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup to the tahini. The tahini I like is very smooth and slightly sweet but I’ve found some brands to be bitter. If your tahini is on the bitter side, consider adding a hint of sweetness.
For treats like these, I use silicone baking cups similar to these ones. I find they work better than paper liners and they last forever!
Adapted from Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily Von Euw.
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