Sesame Seed California Prune Balls

A bone-building, simple, and portable snack that packs delicious flavor and a ton of health benefits.

Recipe and Photography created by McKel Hill, Nutrition Stripped for the California Prune Board


½ cup raw cashews

½ cup raw pumpkin seeds

1 cup tahini

1 cup prunes

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch of sea salt, adjust to taste

Garnish: Sesame seeds for coating, about ¼ cup on the side

Optional for added healthy fats: ⅔ cup shredded unsweetened coconut


  1. Using a food processor grind all the ingredients into a thick paste that sticks together when pressed between two fingers.
  2. Place sesame seeds in a small bowl on the side. Use about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball using your hands. Next, roll each ball into the sesame seeds.
  3. Place on a plate lined with parchment paper and put in the freezer for about 30 minutes to chill and firm.
  4. Can be stored in an airtight glass container for up to 1 week.

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