Chocolate Cardamom Tahini Truffles

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Chocolate Cardamom Tahini Truffles

You’ll hear different opinions on snacking – some will tell you to eat 3 meals and avoid snacking at all costs, others recommend it as a way to keep your sugar levels balances and to give you an energy boost. For me, I need my snacks, especially between breakfast and lunch. I simply can’t go 6 hours straight from breakfast to lunch without eating something, it really messes me up! 


It’s important to keep in mind that everyone is different. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t feel the need to snack between meals, then don’t, but if you’re like me and you get hunger bangs and start feeling shaky between meals, then do! 

It’s also important to be smart about the way you snack, not all snacks are made equal. It’s important to make sure you have healthy snacks at your reach at all times so you don’t end up raiding the cupboards for chocolate, biscuits and crisps! 


These Chocolate cardamom tahini truffles are my favourite snack to make at the moment. They’re so quick and easy to make and they have the most beautiful texture. How do they taste? Chocolate+cardamom+tahini…need I say more! That flavour combination is simply divine! 


Chocolate Cardamom Tahini Truffles
Serves 18
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  1. 1 400g can of chickpeas - or 240g cooked chickpeas
  2. 1 cup (140g) soft dates - if you're using hard dates, soak them in hot water for 15 minutes to soften then drain and rinse before adding to the blender.
  3. 3/4 cup (100g) oat flour (plain oats blended into a flour in the food processor)
  4. 3-4 tbsp cocoa/cacao powder
  5. 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) tahini
  6. 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  7. 2 tbsp cacao nibs - optional
  8. Pinch of salt
  9. Sesame seeds or shredded coconut to coat
  1. Add the chickpeas, dates and tahini to your blender and blend until you have a smooth mixture.
  2. Add the oat flour, cocoa/cacao, cardamom and a punch of salt. Continue blending until everything is well distributed.
  3. Fold in the cacao nibs (if using any) then start shaping into balls.
  4. Coat with the sesame seeds or shredded coconut.
  5. Enjoy!
  1. Nutritional information (estimated per truffle)
  2. Calories: 84.3 kcal
  3. Protein: 2.5 g
  4. Fat: 3 g
  5. Carbs: 13.7 g
  6. Fibre: 2.8 g
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Comments 18

  1. I think that when it comes to snacking it’s important to listen to your body. Everyone is different, but I personally need to eat every few hours.
    I love making little snack balls like this, as there are so many different variations of them.

  2. The texture really does look amazing inside these little balls! You are on to something with the combo of chickpeas and dates, plus I bet that tahini makes it really rich and wonderful. I’m not a huge tahini fan straight up, but with chocolate I’m in! Plus I love cardamom <3 I'm a total snacker, and snacks that look like dessert–even better!

    1. The chickpeas really give them an amazing texture 🙂 You can always use peanut butter or any other type of nut butter instead of tahini 🙂

  3. Dear Nadia! I just made them and they came out very soft and delicious. Do i have to put them in the frigde right away, or shall i keep them outside until ready to eat tonight so they remain soft (feel like in the frifge they will harden..)
    Thank you!

  4. Thank you for your great page and lovely recipes.

    Its a great help for me when trying to support my sister (she has converted to islam) and no one in the family support her but me, my husband and our kids, so thank you again for these recipes, so I can make great desserts for us doing Ramadan and Eid, so we can celebrate with her in a propper manner.

    Thank you

  5. Thank You for sharing a yummy and healthy recipe with us, keep sharing your new recipes. Chocolate’s many people’s favorite vice – but if the latest evidence is to be believed, the last thing you should feel when you secretly tuck into hunk of chocolate is guilty.
    Scientists have revealed that eating chocolate in reasonable amounts – makes you feel emotionally better and so improves the smooth running of your body’s endorphins. It even protects against heart disease.
    Chocolate is good for stress. This is thought to be because it contains valeric acid, which is a relaxant and tranquilizer.

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