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Sesame and coconut energy balls with palm sugar

  • Author: Tooting Mama
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes (shaping sesame balls)
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 - 24 balls 1x
  • Category: Tea time
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: Sri Lankan


  • 250g sesame seeds
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 100g palm sugar or jaggery
  • 100g Medjool dates


  • In a large frying pan dry roast the sesame seeds and coconut until the coconut turns golden.
  • Using a food processor, in batches, blitz the sesame seeds coconut, palm sugar and dates.
  • Tip the blended mix into a bowl. 
  • Using your hands, grab a fistful of sesame mix and start to squeeze and mould into balls.
  • You’ll have enough mix to make between 20 – 24 balls
  • Place on a baking tray and allow to rest before placing in an airtight container and storing in the fridge.
  • Next time you have the munchies – grab one of these energy balls.

Keywords: Sesame balls