Vegan Sesame Bites with Cocoa

Vegan Sesame Bites with Cocoa

There are few things that make me feel more empowered than preparing custom snacks for my self and my loved ones. Not only am I averse to the idea of a machine preparing a snack for me, it’s so rare to find a machine-made snack that can even compare to a homemade one—in terms of freshness, flavor combinations, and the kinds of ingredients I want in my body.

There’s no real substitute for a good quality piece of dark chocolate, but because these vegan cocoa sesame bites have cocoa and a spot of honey in them, they satisfy my sweet tooth. They’re pretty much pure protein—so they make a great pre- or post-work out snack. They’re ideal to stock as your emergency food stash if you have a long workshop day, or an event where time for meals is limited.

Vegan Sesame Bites with Cocoa

1 cup or so of raw white sesame seeds

5 tsps of honey

1 pinch of salt

1 tbsp of cocoa powder (your choice)

Grind up the sesame seeds, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides of your grinding apparatus whether it be a grinder, bullet, or food processor. Make sure to grind as fine as you can, with as few seeds as possible left.

Dump the meal out into a bowl that’s big enough to put your hands in.

Add 3 of the 5 tsps of honey, salt, and cocoa.

Mix everything together with your hands to create a dough. Keep kneading until it’s properly smooth and all ingredients are incorporated.

Break off pieces in whatever size you want your bites to be. 1 cup of sesame seeds made about 10 bites, for me. Knead each piece one at a time, rolling it in your palms, until it becomes a smooth marble-like ball.

You’re done. Enjoy.

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