Tahini has long been a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, but recently the creamy sesame paste has been trending in North America, making its way into everything from baked goods to smoothies. High in protein, calcium and B vitamins, tahini is also popular in vegan cooking—with good reason!
When tahini pairs with chocolate, the result is a magical flavour combo. Sesame adds a slightly nutty, salty taste that perfectly complements the sweeter, more intense flavours of dark chocolate. To create a cookie out of this duo we asked Betty Binon, the photographer and recipe developer behind the popular food site Stems & Forks. Both vegans and non-vegans alike will love these chewy cookies; they make a perfect energy-boosting snack. Other energy- and nutrient-packed recipes featuring chocolate include our Chocolate Chia Pudding, Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding and superfood-topped Acai Bowl.