Sesame Pulp Balls

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2-ingredient, super easy and delicious recipe to use up the sesame pulp that remains after making sesame milk

If you make sesame milk and drain the mixture (which is optional, but recommended if you want your drink smooth), you will get some sesame pulp.
This pulp has a mild sesame aroma and taste, so it’s a great addition to bliss balls or dips.

However, in this post I will be sharing my go-to recipe when I get sesame pulp: sesame pulp balls.
This recipe is really the simplest thing ever (no baking involved!), and yet incredibly delicious.
In fact, my family love these small sesame balls so much that they ask me to do sesame milk (which they don’t enjoy specially) so they can have the pulp balls!

  • EASY – You only need 2 ingredients, mixed them and form them into small balls. That’s it!
  • HEALTHY – Sesame pulp is rich in fiber and plant protein.
  • INEXPENSIVE – These balls are a great way to use up the remaining pulp after making sesame milk (it works for any type of sesame, wether hulled, unhulled or black seeds).
  • TASTY – These small bliss balls are ideal when you want to snack something sweet (but not too sweet). They have a mild taste and are satiating while tasting very fresh at the same time.


  • Sesame pulp (no matter what type of sesame you use)
  • Honey
  • (Optional) Sesame seeds to decorate

Do you want a vegan version?
Feel free to swap the honey for maple syrup. Rice syrup also works great.
Probably agave nectar will also work, but I haven’t tried it.


Time needed: 10 minutes

How to make small bliss balls with sesame pulp

  1. Combine ingredients

    Add honey or maple syrup to the sesame pulp and combine with a spoon until the mixture has a dense paste texture.Sesame pulp with honey

  2. Make balls

    Form small balls by rolling one teaspoon of dough in your hands.Rolling sesame pulp to make bliss balls

  3. Decorate

    Optionally, roll them in sesame seeds.How to decorate sesame balls

Tricks and tips

  • Make sure you squeeze the sesame pulp as tightly as possible when draining the milk.
    If the sesame pulp is too mushy, you won’t be able to form balls with it.
    (If your pulp turned too moist to form balls, I recommend using it for dips instead of making this recipe)
  • The dough is quite soft, so be gentle while forming and rolling these sesame balls.
  • Add-ons: you may add a little amount of tahini to make these balls creamier.
    Ground cinnamon also goes wonderful in these balls.

Other questions related to these sesame pulp balls

How long is sesame pulp good?

The sesame pulp that remains after making sesame milk will be good for around 2-3 days in the fridge or for around 3 weeks in the freezer.
Make sure to store it in a closed container or cover it with some wrap to avoid that the surface dries.

How long do these sesame pulp balls last?

They will be good for around 3 days in the fridge or up to 1 month in the freezer.
Make sure you store them in a closed recipient to avoid them drying on the surface and/or getting unwanted smell from other foods.

Sesame pulp balls
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2-ingredient sesame pulp balls

Simple recipe to make delicious bliss balls using sesame pulp
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes


  • A spoon


  • 30-40 gr. Sesame pulp (the remaining pulp after making sesame milk using 5 Tbsp. sesame seeds)
  • 2 tsp. Honey or maple syrup
  • Sesame seeds Optional
  • Ground cinnamon Optional


  • Combine sesame pulp and honey (and optionally, ground cinnamon) with a spoon, until your mixture is almost like a (slightly dry) paste.
    Combining sesame pulp with honey and cinnamon
  • Form small balls with around ½-1 teaspoon of the mixture.
    Rolling sesame pulp to make bliss balls
  • Optionally, roll the balls in sesame seeds.
    How to decorate sesame balls


Store the leftovers in a closed container in the fridge (they’ll be food for around 3 days in the fridge or for up to 1 month in the freezer).


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 30kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sesame
Servings: 6 Balls
Calories: 30kcal

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