Chocolate Chip Tahini Fudge (Vegan, Nut & Gluten Free)

Hi guys! I’ve been wanting to share this recipe with you for AGES (if you haven’t already noticed on Instagram..) and now I’m free of studying I finally can! These cute little tahini fudge bites are SO chewy & sweet; which contrasts deliciously to the slight bitterness of the tahini (trust me, it works). It also happens to be totally vegan and gluten free, oh and there’s a nut free option too! Hooray!

Make sure to tag me in your recreations on Instagram @ginabnutrition or hashtag #ginabnutrition as I LOVE to see them!

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Everything You Need to Make My Tahini Fudge…

Tahini fudge is actually easy to make! Here’s the ingredients you’ll need!

  1. Hulled Tahini (1/2 Cup): Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It has a rich, nutty flavor and a creamy texture. In your fudge recipe, tahini serves as the base and primary flavor component. Its smooth consistency and distinctive taste add a depth of flavor, creaminess, and a slightly nutty undertone to the fudge.
  2. Smooth Cashew Butter or Almond Butter (3 tbsp): Cashew or almond butter contributes to the fudge’s creaminess and provides a natural source of healthy fats. These nut butters also add a subtle nuttiness and richness to the overall taste, complementing the tahini and enhancing the fudge’s texture.
  3. Maple Syrup (1/2 Cup): Maple syrup is a natural sweetener with a distinct, rich flavor. It adds sweetness to the fudge while also contributing to its overall flavor profile. The use of maple syrup also brings some moisture to the recipe, helping to bind the ingredients together and keep the fudge soft.
  4. Oat Flour (3/4 Cup): Oat flour is made by grinding oats into a fine powder. It serves as a binder and thickening agent in the fudge, helping to give it structure. Oat flour also imparts a wholesome, slightly nutty taste and adds to the fudge’s texture. The use of oat flour, especially if made from gluten-free oats, makes the recipe suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.
  5. Vanilla Extract (2 tsp): Vanilla extract is a common flavor enhancer that adds a pleasant aromatic note to the fudge. Even though the amount used is relatively small, it helps balance and round out the flavors of the other ingredients, making the fudge taste more complex and appealing.
  6. Salt (1 Pinch): Salt is a crucial ingredient in most recipes, including sweet ones. It enhances the overall flavor profile by balancing sweetness and enhancing other flavors. Even a small pinch of salt can make a noticeable difference in taste, making the fudge more satisfying.
  7. Vegan Chocolate Chips (1/3 Cup): Chocolate chips add a delightful burst of chocolate flavor and texture to the fudge. They contribute to the fudge’s sweetness and richness while providing small pockets of melty goodness. The contrast between the creamy fudge and the slightly firmer chocolate chips creates an enjoyable textural experience.
Chocolate Chip Tahini Fudge (Vegan, Nut & Gluten Free)

Tahini Fudge (with Chocolate Chips)

Georgina Burgess
These cute lil fudgey bites are SO chewy + sweet, which contrasts deliciously to the slight bitterness of the tahini (trust me, it works). It also happens to be totally vegan and gluten free, oh and there's a nut free option too! Hooray!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 24 Bites


  • 1/2 Cup Hulled Tahini
  • 3 tbsp Smooth Casher Butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 3/4 Cup Oat Flour simply grind quick oats in your blender until a fine flour forms (use gluten free oats if needed)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips


  • Line the bottom of a loaf tin with baking paper
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl add the tahini, nut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and pinch sea salt (whisk together until fully combined)
  • Add in the oat flour and mix well
  • Fold in the chocolate chips
  • Spoon the mixture into the bottom of the loaf tin and press down slightly with the back of your spoon so that it's evenly spread
  • Place in the freezer for about 40 minutes
  • Take out and flip the slab over onto a board – With a sharp knife, slice the block into little squares
Keyword vegan dessert, vegan snacks

Is Tahini Good or Bad for You?

Tahini has several health benefits, including a wealth of essential nutrients such as healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins (like B6 and E), and minerals (such as calcium, iron, and magnesium). With heart-healthy fats, plant-based protein, and antioxidants, it can promote heart health, aid digestion, and combat oxidative stress. Yet, as it’s calorie-dense, portion control is crucial to prevent excessive calorie intake.

Additionally, potential sesame seed allergies should be considered.

Is Tahini fudge good for you? It’s more of a treat than a health product, so definitely consider eating in moderation!

What Does Tahini Taste Like?

Tahini has a distinct and unique taste that can be described as nutty, earthy, and slightly bitter. The flavor is often compared to that of toasted sesame seeds, which are its primary ingredient. The taste can vary slightly depending on the brand of tahini and the specific method of preparation, but generally, it exhibits the following characteristics:

  1. Nutty: The dominant flavor of tahini is nutty, similar to the taste of sesame seeds. This nuttiness is rich and pronounced, giving tahini its signature character.
  2. Earthy: Tahini also carries an earthy undertone that comes from the natural oils present in sesame seeds. This earthiness contributes to the depth of flavor and makes it a versatile ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes.
  3. Slightly Bitter: Some tahini varieties might have a faint bitter note, particularly in the aftertaste. This bitterness is usually mild and complements the overall taste profile.
  4. Creamy: While taste is the primary consideration, the texture of tahini also contributes to the overall experience. The creamy texture, resulting from the finely ground sesame seeds, adds to the enjoyment of consuming tahini.
  5. Subtle Sweetness: While tahini is not overly sweet, there is a subtle underlying sweetness to its flavor, which balances out the nuttiness and bitterness.
  6. Savory and Rich: Despite its slightly bitter and nutty qualities, tahini is also rich and savory. This makes it a versatile ingredient that can work well in both sweet and savory dishes.

Tahini’s flavor is an acquired taste for some, but it’s a widely appreciated ingredient in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and other cuisines around the world. Its unique taste adds complexity to various dishes, such as hummus, dressings, sauces, and desserts.

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  1. Can you substitute almond flour, coconut flour, or flaxseed meal for oat flour as a grain free/low carb option?

    1. I’ve never tried with those, but I’m pretty sure almond flour would work well! Coconut flour would make it more dry xx

  2. Can I substitute with whole wheat flour?

    1. I haven’t actually tried it with wholewheat flour! I’m not too sure if it would have the right consistency. Let me know if you try it. Xx

  3. OMGGGG! I’m so making this!!!!

  4. Rikki Jones says:

    Hello there, I can see how much you love food, health and sharing your passion with others. As you probably know taking care of your skin and what it absorbs is just as important.
    I was wondering if you have a good skincare, personal care and make up line to use that doesn’t test on animals, is botanical, safe and is vegan? Thank you Rikki?

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