Pistachio Sesame Seed Balls


These Pistachio Sesame Seed Balls are a quick and healthy snack that’s super easy to make.

It only has 5 clean ingredients and can be made in about 5 minutes with only a food processor.

And, it’s a great recipe to use with your homemade almond butter.

Not only are these a kid-friendly favorite, but they are raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo-friendly and contain no refined sugar!

Want more healthy truffle and ball recipes?  Check out Cacao Nib Superfood Truffles, Pistachio and Matcha Truffles, Vanilla Bean Peanut Butter Protein Balls or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one you will love!



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5 Fast Facts About Pistachios:*

  • contains 90% healthy unsaturated fat
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • supports cardiovascular health
  • excellent source of fiber, protein, manganese and copper
  • high in thiamine, vitamin B-6 and potassium

5 Fast Facts About Sesame Seeds:*

  • high in calcium at 35% RDA
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • lowers cholesterol
  • reduces inflammation
  • high in phytosterol

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*

  • natural energy booster
  • high in iron content
  • rich in potassium
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels


*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.





Where to Buy:  If you have trouble finding any of the ingredients to make this recipe, you can order online from Amazon and have them delivered straight to your door!



Tip #1:  If you want to make homemade almond butter, this is where I buy my raw, organic, unpasteurized, sproutable almonds in bulk.  They are imported from Spain and are not subjected to the U.S. law that requires all domestic almonds be pasteurized (which means they are truly not raw).  You can google “U.S. pasteurization law for almonds” for more information.


Pistachio Sesame Seed Balls (Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo-Friendly, No Refined Sugar)

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  • 1/2 cup organic almond butter
  • 1/2 cup organic pistachios
  • 1/2 cup organic sesame seeds
  • 6 organic medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil


Step 1 Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until the pistachios are chopped finely and everything is well blended.

Take out a spoonful at a time, squeeze in the palm of your hand a couple of times to make the mixture tight and compact, then roll into a ball shape.

Put in the refrigerator for approximately 15 - 30 minutes to firm.



This recipe will make approximately 14 - 16 small balls.



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  1. says

    Looks delicious! And healthy too!

    I had similar dry fruits ball few weeks back. It was delicious and costly too!

    Lets see what my wife says when I ask her to make these nutritional seed balls. 😉

  2. Sel says

    These are amazing!
    I’ve made them three times in as many weeks. My new favourite (and everyone else’s!).
    Thanks for the recipe :)

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Sel! I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying the recipe…and the best part is, they are so good for you that you can enjoy them guilt-free!

      Thank you for trying out my recipe and for taking the time to let me know how much you like them…I really appreciate it 😉

  3. JP says

    I feel like I just encountered an angel finding you and your website! The layout, your explanations, your “where to buy” and “tips” are so helpful and reassuring! I feel as if I just found a tremendous support system as well as a kindred-spirit friend! I can’t thank you enough! I am so excited to connect with you~! Keep up the beautiful work!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there JP! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave the kind words that you did. It really means a lot to me and I sincerely appreciate it.

      I’m excited you found my website and hope you make yourself at home and find some recipes you’d like to try.

      Thanks again and know that your comment just made my day 😉

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Fay! I’ve actually never tried or used dried figs before, but if they have the same consistency of dates I think they should work. I used the dates not only for the sweetness, but because they are “sticky” and they kind of hold everything together so I would think figs would do the same.

      Thanks for your question and I hope you enjoy them 😉

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