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sesame bean paste balls

a recipe by
Lori McLain
Denton, TX

I love the sweet bean paste balls rolled in sesame seeds at the restaurants,so decided to try making them fast and easy with flaky biscuit dough...they are fun to have for game time snacks !

serves 20
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sesame bean paste balls

  • 1 can
    10 count )flaky small biscuits,separated into 20
  • 1/4 c
    grape jam
  • 1 can
    (16 oz) refried black beans
  • 3 tsp
    sesame oil, divided
  • 1/4 c
    sesame seeds

How To Make sesame bean paste balls

  • 1
    In a medium microwave safe bowl,mix the jam with black beans.
  • 2
    Add 1 tsp sesame oil mix thorougly. Cover and cook on high in microwave to thicken into a paste , about 6 minutes stirring once. Place on a flat pan and place in fridge to cool.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 4
    Divide flaky biscuits into 20 circles. Use your thumb to make a deep indentation in the dough and then the thumb and index fingers of both hands to form the dough into a cup.
  • 5
    Roll 1 level teaspoon of sweet bean paste into a ball. Place the bean paste in the hole, and shape the dough over the top to seal.
  • 6
    Roll with your hands into ball. It is important to make sure the bean paste is completely covered with dough. Continue with the remainder of the dough.
  • 7
    Rub the sesame balls with a little sesame oil (this will help the sesame seeds stick to the ball). Place sesame seeds on a flat plate. Roll the balls over the sesame seeds. Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.
  • 8
    Place 1 " apart on a large baking sheet and bake in 350 degree oven for 9-12 minutes until golden.
  • 9
    Serve warm. If preparing ahead, refrigerate and then re-heat the balls until they are warm.