This recipe is: free of gluten, dairy, soy, eggs and nuts. It is also vegan.
Before I get into the recipe… let’s have some extroverted reflection time. 🙂 Yesterday I was really convicted on something during an argument with Trevor. What’s so awesome is that it was like a weight was lifted. God showed me where I had been acting crazy and corrected my heart. That’s the wonderful thing about God convicting his children. It’s dramatically different from when we feel condemned. I heard it put so well one time. If we’re driving and realize we are going the wrong way, conviction leads us to change our direction and go the right way. However, if we feel condemned (which is what the enemy does to us) we slam our head on the steering wheel and start saying irrational things “I’m a failure, I can’t drive ever again, I give up”. If you are feeling condemned, know that it is not of God. God lovingly instructs his children. Conviction leads to change, condemnation leads to defeat. If you don’t know the Lord or even if you do, always remember the difference between conviction and condemnation. And if you feel the latter, run to the Lord and ask for his wisdom, for his direction.
Now that I word vomited my thoughts on you, let’s move on to this easy THREE INGREDIENT chocolate tahini!
I love tahini, it has such a unique flavor from all other nut and seed butters. It’s much more fragrant and toasty. This was my first time making it and I’m surprised with how easy it is. I was worried my blender wouldn’t do the job so I used my food processor. And to my surprise it worked perfectly! So don’t be worried if you don’t have the best blender or food processor, this won’t be a tough job for your machines.
Adding the chocolate into the tahini just amps of the flavor by a gazillion. Yea you heard me, a gazillion. I guess adding chocolate to anything amps of the flavor. But, especially this! The smoky sesame seed flavor with the chocolate is just so unique and so spot on. I’ve been enjoying it on toast, in sandwiches with jelly, in oatmeal and just by the spoonful!
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips – my favorites are Equal Exchange or Enjoy Life
- 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Toast sesame seeds on stove top, spread out in a medium-sized pan. Since they are so little you do not need to toast them for very long. Be sure to move them around with a spoon for most of the time. Note that the longer you toast them, the stronger the smoky sesame flavor will be.
- Melt chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon coconut oil on stove top over medium low. Whisk continuously until chocolate chips are melted.
- In a food processor or high-powered blender, puree the sesame seeds on high. Let it run for about 5 minutes, scraping down sides as necessary.
- Add in chocolate sauce and 1 teaspoon coconut oil and blend again until completely combined and puree. Could take another 5 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container at room temp. Enjoy!