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Tahini Bites

This Tahini Bites Recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make! Packed with lots of flavors and great as a snack or a dessert.

Halvah Truffles on a golden plate
Halvah Truffles on a golden plate

If you have been following me for a while, you probably know by now that I am obsessed with Tahini. I use it pretty much on everything. I love the nutty flavor and the health benefits.

Ingredients Overview

*The full recipe is in the recipe card below!

Cookies: Tea biscuits like Kedem or Petit Beurre are great for this recipe. Other options are Graham crackers, Digestive biscuits, and animal crackers.

Date Syrup: Date syrup, also called Silan, is a thick dark-brown, very sweet fruit syrup extracted from dates. It can be found online, at Trader Joe’s, and in Middle Eastern stores. I tried and liked a few brands (affiliate links): The Date Lady, Soom, and Trader Joe’s. Learn more about Date Syrup here.

If you don’t get your hands on date syrup, maple syrup is a great substitute.

Tahini: Runny tahini is key. This recipe works best with runny tahini that will easily mix with the other ingredients. Tahini brands vary widely in consistency, so look for one with a smooth, pourable texture. I like (affiliate links) Soom, Baron, and Seed+Mill.

Milk: Any milk of choice.

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Halvah Truffles on a golden plate

Tahini Bites

Author Rachel
Prep Time 10 minutes
Yield 15
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This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make! Packed with lots of flavors and great as a snack or a dessert. Enjoy!
Kosher, Dairy or Pareve


  • 7.7-9 oz  (220- 250g) cookies like tea biscuits or Graham crackers
  • 1 cup (240 ml) tahini paste (raw tahini)
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) Silan (date syrup) or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk of your choice (use non-dairy milk for Pareve truffles)

For coating:


  • Put the biscuits in a sealed bag like Ziploc and crush them with a rolling pin. Place crumbs into a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour the tahini, Silan, and milk over the crushed biscuits and mix until all the crumbs are coated.
  • Use your hands to scoop out about 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll into small balls.
  • Roll them in shredded coconut.
  • Keep refrigerated.


Make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free tea biscuits.
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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger and photographer behind “Mama Living Abroad.”

In this space, I am sharing flavorful Israeli and Jewish recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve. My blog is 100% Kosher.

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