• 1 Pound California raisin paste*
  • 40 cashews, almonds, or walnuts
  • 1 Cup roasted sesame seeds


Knead raisin paste until soft and divide into about 40 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball, by hand, and flatten with thumb to create a small bowl. Place 1 nutmeat in each bowl; close paste over and roll into long roll about size of a date. Then, roll in sesame seeds and arrange on platter for serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 31%); Total Fat 2 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 0; Potassium 107; Total Carbohydrate 10; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 8; Protein 1; Calcium 13; Iron 1;

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Raisins are great food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.