Quick and Easy: Sweet Sesame Seed Date Balls

These Sweet Sesame Seed Date Balls have been my favourite the past few weeks! I have shared them with multiple people and everyone has loved them! Right now I am trying to avoid nuts so I adjusted some date balls recipes with nuts to include just seeds. You can substitute the seeds in this recipe for any nuts of your choice!

Did you know that…

Dates actually are not considered high on glycemic load list. What is glycemic load? It gives a more accurate picture of a food’s impact on blood sugar. How? It measures the amount of carbohydrates in a serving of food. Low glycemic load is anything below 10, 10-20 is moderate and greater than 20 is high.

Dates have a rating of around 18. The cut off for high glycemic load is 20, so while it’s rating is quite high it is still a better alternative than something like raisins which has a glycemic load of 28!

To see a full list of foods and their glycemic load check out Harvard Public Health Publications. 

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Sweet Sesame Seed Date Balls

Sweet Seed Date Balls

This recipe is my favourite date ball recipe so far! It has been satisfying my sweet tooth cravings!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo
Servings 12 balls


  • 7 Medjool Dates
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Seasame Butter/Tahini
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • pinch Sea salt


  • Place all ingredients into food processor.
  • Pulse until combined and seeds are chopped.
  • Take mixture and form into small round balls.
  • Enjoy!


*This recipe has been adapted from http://www.truchange.ca/chocolate-sunbutter-date-balls/

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