NO BAKE SESAME APRICOT BALLS OR BARS

superfood for nutritional health

One of my favorite Super Food ingredients, sesame seeds are among the oldest oilseed crops in the world and also happen to have some of the highest oil content. Take advantage of their  nutrient density and keep a supply of this delicious snack on hand for a healthy grab and go treat. 

Servings: Depends on how big you roll the balls or how you cut your bars. There are no rules: You own it. 

- ¾ cup almonds

- 1¼ cups unsulfured apricots

- zest of 1 orange

- 3 tablespoon nut or seed butter

- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (I use raw)

- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds

- 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil

- ¼ teaspoon salt

- 11/2 teaspoon ginger (or more to taste)

- Pinch cayenne (optional)

  1. Line a jelly roll pan or small tray with parchment paper (or wax paper).
  2. Pulse the almonds in a food processor to a coarse meal (like breadcrumbs).
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and pulse until combined.
  4. Dig into the mixture with a tablespoon and grab a healthy spoonful.
  5. Using wet hands (it’s easier, trust me), slide the mixture off the spoon, into your hands and roll into a golf ball. Place the ball on your lined tray and repeat.
  6. If you hate the idea of food on your hands, dump the almond mixture into a small lined square pan (say 8 x 8) and press it flat. If you want fat bars, don’t press too hard. If you want thin bars, press harder. Easy.
  7. Refrigerate or freeze. If you go the bar route, I recommend refrigerating the mixture for an hour. Then cut into bars.
  8. They are now ready to eat, or wrap them individually and freeze. Or just freeze the entire pan!