Easy No-Bake Tahini Candy (GFCF)
This kind of belongs in the “Duh” category. I can’t believe I never thought of this before. It’s a gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and peanut-free version of the no-bake peanut butter candy you may remember from childhood.
This recipe came into existence a couple of nights ago. Two friends have given us holiday plates of cookies. Regular cookies, that is. That’s great for my two kids who are eating regular diets, not so great for those who can’t have gluten or dairy. In desperation for a dessert for my restricted-diet kids, while the others were having cookies, I whipped this up. It was a hit, and everyone, even my regular-diet kids, requested that I make them again soon. (I did, just now, to make sure I had the proportions right. Yum!)
Now, I don’t know for certain, because the two batches I’ve made haven’t lasted that long, but since this is a fairly high-fat recipe, I believe it would freeze (and thaw) well. Also, if you won’t be eating these for a few days, I’d pop ’em in the fridge. But, given the ingredients, it seems to me that these would not quickly spoil, even at room temperature.
No-Bake Tahini Candy
- 1/4 cup tahini (puree of sesame seed)
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup sweetened, flake coconut
- Additional flaked coconut for rolling
In a small bowl, with a wooden spoon, mix the tahini, honey, and powdered sugar until well-incorporated and smooth. (Once it is mostly-mixed, you may remove the “dough” from the bowl and knead it a few times on a sheet of waxed paper for more thorough, easy mixing.)
Add the flaked coconut, mixing well. Again, you may choose to knead the dough on some waxed paper. This will result in a very stiff dough.
Form into tablespoon-sized balls of dough. (If the balls seem soft and don’t hold their shape, return the dough to the bowl and mix in another tablespoon or two of powdered sugar.) Roll the balls in coconut.