Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Chocolate Tahini !

We love us some tahini!

When we discovered my youngest daughters peanut allergy (among most all other nuts and seeds) it was a hard time finding a replacement for our loved peanut butter.  Tahini was really one of the few substitutes we could use.  It was a long and slow process of getting my daughter use to the flavor.  I use to mix it with honey or maple syrup, anything to try and mask the bitterness and switch her over.  Once she adapted, we were able to use it just like you would peanut butter, which you don't realize until you take it out of your diet, that for kids we use it a lot!  Now she doesn't need it sweetened in any way, but loves it right out of the jar.  I normally make my own, which is a very simple process and far less expensive than buying it.  However, you can buy it at any super market now since it is so popular. 

I decided to put the Nutella spin on it and make her a special treat.  It drives me insane that most kids with food allergies miss out on all the fun extras of food.  Needless to say she loved this and ate a lot of it right out of the jar with a spoon.  Most times not to my knowledge!   

I have to apologize for the pictures on this recipe.  I hadn't refrigerated the mixture yet so it wasn't "set-up".  But it will thicken nicely if you don't have a kid bugging you for a taste a.s.a.p.!  


Chocolate Tahini:

1/2 Cup  Tahini
2 TB.  Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
4 tsp.   Coconut Palm Sugar
2 dashes  Salt
2 tsp.  Coconut Oil (not melted)

In a small mini-chopper or food processor, combine all ingredients and blend well.  Store in refrigerator.  Mixture will "set up" once completely cooled.  Enjoy!

Besides right out of the jar, my daughter loved it on her pancakes...........


This picture is before it was refrigerated, so the actual "end" product is quite thick.
I had to get the picture quick before some little fingers got into it!

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Also shared at:Gluten Free Wednesdays,Allergy Free Wednesday,Waste Not Want Not Wednesday,Gluten Free Fridays

1 comment:

  1. Would you be willing to share your Tahini recipe? Most I have seen in stores "contain traces" of something we can't eat. My email is cginetto@gmail.com.