Healthy Snacks For Kids: Tahini Slice

Healthy Snacks For Kids

TAHINI SLICE – Healthy Snacks For Kids

This tahini slice is a great way to get lots of superfoods in, excellent snack food for adults and great to add to your, “healthy snacks for kids” ideas. Its a nice dense and quite rich, best to slice into small squares. You could have it with a nice herbal tea and a good book.

INGREDIENTS

Base

  • 12 large medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup white chia seeds
  • 1/3 sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hulled tahini
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Topping

  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons hulled tahini
  • 1 tablespoons raw honey
  • 4 tablespoons cacao powder
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkling

METHOD

  • Line a medium-sized cake tin with baking paper.
  • Combine pitted dates, sultanas, coconut, tahini and cinnamon and blend in food processor.
  • Mix until fruit is completely broken down.
  • Add seeds and pulse till just combined.
  • Transfer into large mixing bowl and massage through until evenly mixed.
  • Pour into prepared tin. Press down firmly and evenly and place in fridge.
  • Meanwhile, melt coconut oil on a low heat, remove from heat and leave to cool, add honey, tahini and cacao, mix well.
  • Remove base from fridge and pour mixture on top.
  • Place back into the fridge to set.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and place in fridge to cool completely.
  • Cut into small squares and store in a sealed container in the fridge.

Tips & Tricks

  • Coconut oil becomes liquid at room temperature, so eat straight from the fridge.
  • Those of you with high insulin levels or blood glucose issues, you will want to lower / remove the dried fruit and honey!

Want more? Check out other snack ideas here.

 

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