Monday, January 9, 2012

Frozen Carob-Tahini Balls

So you probably could have guessed me and Jenn are back on the sugar-free train. And you know we can't go on without treats. I made a batch of these after I organized my cupboard, because, well it was all organizey and nice and I wanted to put it to good use. So I used all of my uniquest ingredients to come up with a yummy, sugar-free treat!

I used this Quin Wow's quinoa crisp in this recipe, it is a unique ingredient and is only found in health stores in Ontario and Quebec, unfortunately for you Americans! (although you can order it online on their ordering site). If you can't get your hands on this ingredient, you can use crunchy granola or rice cereal as well.

Crispy candy! Cut in half.
4 tbsp tahini
3-4 tbsp water*
20 drops stevia
1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder (or extract)
3 tbsp carob
6 tbsp oat flour
Tiny pinch of salt
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp quinoa crisp (or other crispy grain cereal, optional but so worth it!)

Start by mixing the tahini and water together until thickened, it should be the consistency of a pudding, *depending on the type of tahini you have you may need to add less or more water/tahini to get proper consistency. Mix in stevia, vanilla powder (or extract) and salt, then mix in all other ingredients until you have a dough. Add in sesame seeds and crisp, you can also add in shredded coconut, different seeds, chia seeds. Roll into balls and store in freezer.


  1. oh my goodness this looks DELICIOUS!!! i've always wanted to find a brand that had quinoa crisps! yay for healthy, sugar free treat. how long are you on a sugar-free train for? i've hit about 9th week so far!

  2. @Junia: I've only been doing sugar free for about a week now, it's so hard cause I love the sweet taste especially with chocolate :o, so these treats are actually a necessity right now! lol
    9 weeks wow! how is it going?

  3. @Junia: and also, we labeled our recipe page recently with (Low-GI) aka no sugar added so feel free to browse those recipes as well for sugar-free ideas.

  4. These look great, what a great idea, using quinoa for the crunch!

  5. Love your sugar-free recipes... my fiance's father is diabetic, and these are the only kinds of treats I'm allowed to make for him. I have a couple of Q's about these balls. Approximately how many Stevia packets is 20 drops? Also, are the sesame seeds supposed to be raw?

  6. These look so good. I hear where you're coming from with about being sugar free. I always feel way better when I don't have sugar

  7. I love quinoa crisp! This is a great way to use it. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. @Nobel4Lit: I would say try a 1/3 to 1/2 the packet, taste it to see if you need to add more. And no the sesame seeds don't have to be raw, actually they may lend a great, toasty flavour if they were toasted :)

  9. oooh, i'm going to have to look for these quinoa crisps next time i'm at the health food store! these sounds really yummy. nice one gals!

  10. Yum! Your beautiful recipes never cease to impress.