Keto Tahini Energy Balls

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  • prep time

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    45 min

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  • ready time

    ready time

    45 min

Keto Tahini Energy Balls

10 ratings

Packed with protein rich seeds and healthy fats, these little tahini bites are the perfect snack when you are in need of a boost during the day.

Although xylitol has been used in the recipe, this can be substituted as a straight swap for erythritol.

Where coconut oil is required, this should be relatively soft so that it can be mixed easily but not melted.

  • Net Carbs

    1 g

  • Fiber

    2 g

  • Total Carbs

    8.3 g

  • Protein

    2 g

  • Fats

    6.8 g

85 cals

Keto Tahini Energy Balls

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Ingredients

  • Xylitol by Now

    Xylitol by Now

    ⅓ cup

  • Tahini Sesame Paste by Woodstock

    Tahini Sesame Paste by Woodstock

    ¼ cup

  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder by Ghirardelli

    Unsweetened Cocoa Powder by Ghirardelli

    ⅓ cup

  • Coconut Oil

    Coconut Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Sesame Seeds

    Sesame Seeds

    2 tablespoon

  • Chia Seed Black by Nutiva

    Chia Seed Black by Nutiva

    1-½ tbsp

Recipe Steps

steps 4

45 min

  • Step 1

    Add the xylitol to a food processor and blend on a high speed setting to form a fine powder – about 4 minutes.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add the powdered xylitol to a food processor with the tahini, coconut oil, cocoa powder, chia seeds and sesame seeds. Mix well to combine evenly.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Transfer the mixture to the fridge to firm for 20 minutes before dividing into 12 even balls.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Transfer the energy balls back to the fridge to firm for a further 15 minutes or until ready to serve.

Comments 29

  • FavorableMacadamia322991

    FavorableMacadamia322991 3 months ago

    I subbed almond butter for the coconut oil in these and 1 real ketone chocolate stick for the sweetener. Absolutely amazing!

    • JulieAnd

      JulieAnd a year ago

      I make this often and keeps ages in fridge for when I feel like a treat, I add all sorts of nuts and seeds and chopped chocolate as well as protein powder. I set in a tray and cut into squares to avoid the mess when making balls

      • Bev

        Bev a year ago

        QQ - can I use Swerve Powdered and not have to whir it up?

        • A real Brit!

          A real Brit! a year ago

          I was thinking the same! I’ll probably give it a try

      • StupendousArugula611203

        StupendousArugula611203 2 years ago

        Excellent recipe, very tasty.

        • NachosConQueso

          NachosConQueso 2 years ago

          Measurement conversions to grams are way off. I’ll do my own on the basis that the cups are correct and hope for the best.

          • UnbelievableKale781036

            UnbelievableKale781036 3 years ago

            can i use a different chocolates i'm not a fan of the Ghirardelli chocolate as it has a weird taste to me.

            • Clarissa-Marie

              Clarissa-Marie 3 years ago

              Brands of cocoa powders and even cacao powders are interchangeable for recipes. Just make sure to use one that's unsweetened.

          • MirthfulRadish683935

            MirthfulRadish683935 3 years ago

            trying this!

            • Irini

              Irini 3 years ago

              Can you please advise how much in grams is 1/4 cup of tahini paste? thank you in advance!

              • tchertel

                tchertel a year ago

                32g.....Google is your best friend. :)

            • NATASHA

              NATASHA 4 years ago

              Love them,like a crunchy fudge!

              • recipewriter

                recipewriter 4 years ago

                Thank you!

            • Kim

              Kim 5 years ago

              Really good, but wasn’t able to get 15 balls... more like 11.

              • Torinoraine

                Torinoraine 5 years ago

                Could i swap sessme paste for almond butter? And instead of Xylitolfor splenda?

                • recipewriter

                  recipewriter 5 years ago

                  Hi, I'm sure this would be fine.

              • YesWeCanCan

                YesWeCanCan 5 years ago

                I substituted one dropper fun of liquid stevia for the Xylitol. Rather than try to roll this in balls, I put it in a ziplock, trimmed a corner and piped it into a mini muffin size silicon sheet and put it in the freezer. Fingers crossed.

                • Shelly

                  Shelly 5 years ago

                  Yes! I did this too and in 15 mins they were perfect. Then I just popped them out of the moulds and into a container to store in the freezer.

              • scarletina

                scarletina 5 years ago

                These are really good! When I took the dough out of the fridge to make the balls, it had hardened to the point that I had to leave them on the counter for about 10 minutes. t that point the dough was melting on the bottom of the bowl. Used small melon baller and worked them up quickly and returned to fridge. Won’t be able to leave them out at gatherings but that’s ok. Last longer that way! Will have to cut the xyla back next time.

                • recipewriter

                  recipewriter 5 years ago

                  Thank you so much for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

              • Hammer

                Hammer 5 years ago

                Why does it say 1 1/2 servings per truffle? Is one truffle not one serving...?

                • recipewriter

                  recipewriter 5 years ago

                  Hi! 1 serving is 1 truffle!

              • JDezzy

                JDezzy 5 years ago

                These are delicious and perfect in my humble opinion. Love that there is no butter as I found I cannot tolerate cold butter in my mouth. Great recipe!!!!

                • recipewriter

                  recipewriter 5 years ago

                  Thanks so much! I’m glad you liked them :)

              • Sly

                Sly 5 years ago

                8 carbs for 1 ball?

                • Katie_Macadamia

                  Katie_Macadamia a year ago

                  That includes the xylitol. When the xylitol is subtracted, you have only 1 gram carb

                • recipewriter

                  recipewriter 5 years ago

                  Hi! The energy balls are 1g net carbs per ball. Hope that helps!

              • Mld

                Mld 6 years ago

                Way too sweet. I’m cutting down the sweetener next batch by at least half

                • Nac0525

                  Nac0525 2 years ago

                  I agree. I already cut to less than 1/4 cup and still too sweet. Will probably go to 1/8th cup