Scrumptious Sesame Truffles: A Perfect Bite-Sized Delight

Welcome to my latest recipe article, where I will show you how to make a delectable treat that is both gluten-free and vegan. Are you tired of scouring the internet for gluten-free and dairy-free options that leave you feeling unsatisfied or disappointed? Look no further, because my recipe for sesame truffles is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while also adhering to your dietary restrictions.

In this recipe, I use tahini, cashews, and sesame seeds to create a velvety texture that melts in your mouth. An added bonus is that this dessert is both quick and easy to make – perfect for a last-minute party favor or an after-dinner indulgence. If you’re looking for a way to satisfy your sweet cravings without sacrificing your health or your taste buds, then look no further than these delicious sesame truffles.

I know firsthand the struggle of finding satisfying desserts that adhere to dietary restrictions. As a nutritionist, I am constantly on the lookout for ways to create healthy yet delicious recipes for my clients who have specific dietary needs. This recipe has been tested and approved by many of my clients who follow the gluten-free and dairy-free lifestyle.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your food processor and let’s get started on making these decadent sesame truffles.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free and Vegan Sesame Truffles
Gluten Free and Vegan Sesame Truffles

Have you ever craved chocolate but felt guilty about indulging? Look no further than our irresistible Gluten-Free and Vegan Sesame Truffle recipe! This delectable dessert is not only a guilt-free treat but also allergy-friendly for those with restrictions such as gluten, dairy, or nuts.

Our Sesame Truffles are not your average chocolate truffles. The nutty sesame seeds in each bite perfectly balance the sweetness of the chocolate while providing an additional crunch. Made with wholesome ingredients such as cashews, tahini, vanilla extract and agave, these truffles are both satisfying and nutritious.

Not to mention, making these truffles is easy and quick thanks to a food processor. Simply pulse the cashews until they form a coarse sand texture before adding tahini, agave and vanilla to make a smooth filling. Roll them into balls then dip into melted dark chocolate and sprinkle sesame seeds for a visually appealing finish.

Whether you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert at your next party or simply want to treat yourself after a long day, our Sesame Truffles are the perfect option. You’ll love them for their rich flavor, simple preparation method, and wholesome ingredients. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to our delicious Sesame Truffles now!

Ingredient List

 These gluten-free sesame truffles are perfect for a sweet and healthy snack.
These gluten-free sesame truffles are perfect for a sweet and healthy snack.

Get Ready to Make Some Delicious and Healthy Sesame Truffles

Before diving into preparation, let’s go over the ingredient list so we can ensure we have everything we need. This recipe makes about 20-25 truffles, so you’ll only need a few ingredients. Take this opportunity to check expiration dates and quality of your ingredients to ensure optimal taste.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 5 oz dark chocolate (vegan/gluten-free)
  • Optional: Cacao powder, shredded coconut or additional sesame seeds for rolling

Most of these ingredients are default pantry items for gluten-free or vegan kitchens. However, sesame seeds and tahini might be new additions to shopping lists. It is advisable to get ingredients that are certified gluten-free and vegan-friendly to avoid cross-contamination or allergy risks. And also make sure the chocolate you used is free from dairy and contains a high percentage of cacao.

Now that we have gathered our fresh, wholesome ingredients, we can move on to putting together this enticing recipe that will be perfect for snacking or as a dessert treat!

The Recipe How-To

 Every bite of these vegan truffles is packed with rich sesame flavor.
Every bite of these vegan truffles is packed with rich sesame flavor.

Now, it’s time to learn how to make these decadent gluten-free and vegan sesame truffles! Follow these instructions carefully and you’ll have 30 delicious and healthy treats in no time!


  • 2 cups of raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • 1/4 cup of agave
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup of sesame seeds
  • 8 oz of vegan dark chocolate


  1. Place the cashews in a food processor and pulse until a coarse sand texture forms.
  2. Add the tahini, agave, vanilla extract, and salt. Pulse again until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the sesame seeds. Stir well.
  4. Roll the mixture into small balls about 1 inch in diameter and place them on a tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Freeze the balls for at least 30 minutes.
  6. In a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl over simmering water, melt the vegan dark chocolate, stirring frequently.
  7. Remove the truffles from the freezer and dip them one by one into the melted chocolate using a fork, making sure they are covered completely.
  8. Place the coated truffles back onto parchment-lined tray and refrigerate until the chocolate is set.

Congratulations! You have made your own delicious vegan & gluten-free sesame truffles!

Pro Tip: When rolling your truffles, lightly wet your hands for easier handling.

Enjoy them on their own or with a warm cup of tea for an extra special treat.

Now that you know how to make these amazing truffles, take some time to discover more substitutions and variations that you can make to enjoy even more flavors!

Substitutions and Variations

 These truffles are so easy to make, you won't believe they're both gluten-free and vegan.
These truffles are so easy to make, you won’t believe they’re both gluten-free and vegan.

Whether you desire a different flavor or simply want to try a variation, this sesame truffles recipe has many options for simple substitutions. Here are some ideas that can enhance your experience:

– To recreate dark chocolate truffles, substitute dark chocolate for vegan chocolate.

– For those with nut allergies, use sunflower seeds instead of cashews. If you’re allergic to sesame seeds, simply omit them.

– Transform the sesame truffles into coconut ones by adding 1/2 cup shredded coconut to the food processor when grinding the cashews.

Easy changes in quantities or ingredients allow for a variety of exciting truffle creations. Additions like cacao powder, coffee or matcha powder, and dates expand dessert options with no one compromising their dietary restrictions.

If you prefer tahini truffles, replace the chocolate chips with 1/4 cup tahini when making the mixture in the food processor. Alternatively, switch it up with mindful agave, vanilla extract or cocoa powder additions based on your preference.

The only limit is your imagination when creating your very own truffle collection! Get creative and experiment – who knows what hidden gem you’ll find?

Serving and Pairing

 With only six ingredients, these truffles are a no-brainer for a quick and delicious treat.
With only six ingredients, these truffles are a no-brainer for a quick and delicious treat.

Oh, the joy of serving and pairing these vegan sesame truffles! These treats are such a delight that you’ll enjoy serving them as often as possible. The good news is that they make an excellent dessert for many occasions.

You can serve these gluten-free and vegan sesame truffles at birthday parties or baby showers for an allergy-friendly treat that’s both healthy and indulgent. You can also serve them to your plant-based friends at your next potluck, vegan dinner or tea party.

When it comes to pairing these truffles, I recommend pairing them with a cup of hot tea, coffee or milk of your choice. The balanced and nutty flavor of sesame blends so perfectly with the sweetness of the chocolate that you’ll feel like you’re indulging in something truly special.

If you want to go all out, you can create a beautiful truffle collection by pairing these sesame truffles with other flavors like date truffles or raw vegan cocoa powder truffles. A great way to serve this collection is on a platter garnished with fresh herbs, nuts, dried fruits or cacao nibs.

Another unique way to serve these vegan tahini truffles is to crumble them over ice cream or fruit salad for added sweetness, texture, and crunchiness.

In summary, these sesame truffles are versatile and perfect for so many occasions. Serve them alone, paired with beverages or as part of a beautiful dessert collection. You won’t regret making them!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The delicate taste of sesame seeds combined with the sweetness of dates makes this recipe a win-win.
The delicate taste of sesame seeds combined with the sweetness of dates makes this recipe a win-win.

Now that you have made these scrumptious gluten-free and vegan sesame truffles, you might be wondering how to store and reheat them. Well, no worries as I have got you covered! These yummy truffles can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature or even longer in the fridge for up to two weeks. Ensure they are kept in a dry and cool place as moisture affects their texture.

If you want to make these ahead of time, you can store the mixture in the fridge for up to four days before shaping them into truffles. This will save you time on the day you want to serve your guests. Plus, it is a great way to plan ahead if you are short of time.

Now, reheating these truffles isn’t recommended as it can affect their texture and taste. But if you want them a bit softer, you can take them out of the fridge around 30 minutes before serving.

Lastly, remember that these sesame truffles are perfect for gifting. Just store them in small containers or wrap them individually with parchment paper and give them to your friends and family. They will surely appreciate your effort in making these allergy-friendly and delicious treats that everyone can enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 If you love sesame seeds, you'll be head over heels for these vegan
If you love sesame seeds, you’ll be head over heels for these vegan

Making gluten-free and vegan sesame truffles is not an impossible task, but there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure perfect results. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of the recipe:

Tip #1: Use High-Quality Ingredients

One of the keys to making delicious sesame truffles is choosing high-quality ingredients. Since this recipe has a limited number of ingredients, each one should be chosen carefully. Look for organic sesame seeds, tahini made from only pureed sesame seeds, and dark chocolate without any added milk or sugar. Fresh cashews will also make a difference in the overall taste and texture of your truffles.

Tip #2: Do Not Overprocess

When using food processors, it can be easy to overprocess and turn your mixture into a smooth paste instead of a coarse sand texture. To avoid this problem, pulse your food processor in short bursts rather than holding down the button continuously. It’s better to have a few larger pieces than an overly smooth mixture that won’t form truffles properly.

Tip #3: Roll in Sesame Seeds

Before serving the truffles, roll them in toasted sesame seeds for an extra layer of flavour and crunch. Simply heat up a pan on medium heat, add the sesame seeds and cook until they are lightly browned and fragrant. Then transfer them onto a flat surface or plate and roll the cooled truffles in them until well coated.

Tip #4: Store Your Truffles Correctly

Since these gluten-free and vegan sesame truffles do not contain any preservatives or additives, they need to be stored properly to stay fresh. Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days, or refrigerate for longer shelf life. If you’re planning on freezing your truffles, make sure to separate them with wax paper so they don’t stick together.

Tip #5: Experiment with Variations

While the recipe for gluten-free and vegan sesame truffles is delicious on its own, feel free to experiment and add your twist. Replace some or all of the cashews with almonds or pecans. Swap the vanilla extract for almond or orange extract. Use different coatings in place of the sesame seeds, such as cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or coconut flakes. With a little creativity, you can build your unique truffle collection.

By following these tips, you’ll be enjoying perfectly textured and flavoured gluten-free and vegan sesame truffles in no time.

Bottom Line

My dear readers, I hope this recipe has inspired you to try something new in your kitchen. These gluten-free and vegan sesame truffles are an absolute delight that will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings while delivering a dose of healthy goodness.

By using simple and wholesome ingredients like sesame seeds, tahini, and cashews, we have created a recipe that is free of gluten and dairy without compromising on taste or texture. You can feel good about indulging in these truffles without any guilt.

Moreover, this recipe is versatile and customizable to your preferences. You can add or substitute ingredients to create different variations, such as chocolate coconut truffles or date truffles with cacao powder.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, my mission is to encourage everyone to embrace healthy eating habits and explore new flavors. With this recipe, I hope I have convinced you that healthy does not have to be boring or tasteless.

So go ahead and whip up a batch of these vegan sesame truffles today. Share them with your family and friends or keep them all to yourself. Trust me; they are addictive!

Thank you for reading, happy cooking!

Gluten Free and Vegan Sesame Truffles

Gluten Free and Vegan Sesame Truffles Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 8 truffles
Calories 158.9 kcal


  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup tahini (I used roasted, though raw will probably work just as well)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (I used raw, though you could toast them for a stronger flavor)


  • Place cashews in food processor and pulse until the texture of coarse sand.
  • Add tahini, agave and vanilla and pulse until smooth.
  • Transfer mixture from food processor to a bowl and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and coat with sesame seeds.
  • Serve.

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Serving: 21gCalories: 158.9kcalCarbohydrates: 7.8gProtein: 4.6gFat: 13.1gSaturated Fat: 2.1gSodium: 81.2mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.7g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy, Free Of..., Vegan
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