Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

Black Sesame Buckeyes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min (includes setting time)
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: about 22 buckeyes
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the black sesame paste, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Stop the mixer, scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula, add the powdered sugar, and turn the mixer back on to low speed to incorporate. Once you're reasonably confident that powdered sugar won't fly everywhere you can increase the speed to medium and continue mixing, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until everything is combined and you have a soft dough. Roll 1-inch balls of the dough until very smooth and place them on the parchment paper. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl or mug, combine the chocolate and coconut oil and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until smooth and melted. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in a mixing bowl set over a small pot of barely simmering water, stirring until just melted. Working one at a time, pick up the frozen balls by poking the tops with a toothpick or wooden skewer and then dip them into the chocolate about 3/4 of the way, leaving the top exposed. Scrape excess chocolate off the bottom, transfer back to the baking sheet, take the toothpick out and then smooth over the hole with a knife. Sprinkle with flaky salt and black and white sesame seeds, if desired. Allow the chocolate to set before serving. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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