Last updated 10 Mar 2014

The Healthiest Dessert in The World: Organic Black Sesame Truffle

This week, I wish to share with you the healthiest dessert in the world, the black sesame truffle, made using only organic ingredients. On top of that, they are vegan, gluten-free and have zero refined sugar.

I love this chewy dessert very much. When you chew on them, you can feel a sense of tranquility and calmness that the truffle imparts. The sprouted brown rice powder coating the truffle helps calm the nervous system, and you are guaranteed a deep and relaxing sleep if you take them after dinner.

The following recipe makes 10 truffle slices 1 cm thick and 3 cm in diameter.

Organic ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons black tahini
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown rice amazake (a complex sweetener, used as a replacement for refined white sugar)
  • 6-7 tablespoons sprouted brown rice powder, toasted
  • Extra water for adjustment
  • Sprouted brown rice powder for coating


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix the tahini and amazake until well-combined.
  2. Add in the brown rice powder slowly and in small batches, making sure that the mixture is well-combined. You will feel more connected with food if you mix the dough by hand.
  3. Add a bit of water if the mixture is too dry, or add some extra brown rice powder, if the mixture is too wet.
  4. Shape the dough into a 3 cm diameter cylinder form, place on a cutting board and slice into rings of about 1 cm thickness.
  5. Coat with sprouted brown rice powder.


Amazake is made from fermented sprouted brown rice and koji culture. It is a complex sweetener, which does not spike the insulin unlike the other refined sugar or other simple sugar.

We will be posting more macrobiotic snack and dessert recipes in the future.

By June Ka Lim, macrobiotic vegan chef