These Vegan Chinese Sesame Balls are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are made with less than 10-ingredients, and makes for the perfect snack to have and share with everyone.
These sesame balls are made with glutinous rice flour and can be filled with lotus seed paste, red bean paste or you can make them without any fillings which I chose to do today. Every Lunar New Year, my mom would make dozens of them to be shared with my grandmother, aunts and uncles. They are one of the traditional recipes to have in celebration for the new year.
The little me only wanted all the candy from the candy box and didn’t appreciate them before. As I was making these sesame balls, the smell of the sesame seeds frying and getting toasted makes the sesame balls even more appealing. They are not overly sweet, but crispy, chewy and soft on the inside.
Normally, my mom would have a large table filled with different dishes, sweets and New Year displays. The house would be decorated in red and gold, music playing in the background, and the smell of incense will fill every room. If my dad had to work, my mom, siblings and I would wait for one of my uncles to come with my grandmother so that we could all go to the temples together. Everywhere we go, sesame balls will be seen in all the places we visit.
If you are short on time and looking for something delicious to make to bring to your family members, let’s start cooking!