Tahini Fudge and the Calcium Question

This mineral rich recipe is really easy; it has only three ingredients! The tahini (sesame seed paste) is a good source of calcium which is key for anyone who doesn't consume dairy products if only to answer the 'Where do you get your calcium from?' question. Of course, calcium isn't the only important mineral, not even for bone health, despite what we've been hearing for decades, so using dates in this recipe really is a sweet proposition as they are loaded with nutrients, especially minerals and several B group vitamins and fibre.

Here's how we make it:


1 C tahini (works with raw or roasted tahini)

1 C dates

4 tbsp melted coconut oil

Pinch of salt (optional)


Blend everything and pour the mixture into a lined (with greaseproof paper) container. Add any toppings eg sesame seeds, goji berries, cover and place in the fridge for a few hours to set. Remove from the container to slice into individual pieces ready for serving.

Tahini Fudge - set, cut and ready to eat

This is a Hemsley & Hemsley recipe. Hemsley & Hemsley are a bit like Henry & Henry but younger, both female, (sisters in fact) and live in the south of England .... so maybe not quite so similar after all 😄