Cardamom Balls save the day!
I love the flavor of these because I adore cardamom, but also, the honey and walnuts put me in mind of baklava. Except I'm sure that baklava is very time consuming to make, so right now, I'm sticking with the Cardamom Balls. Also? They don't heat up my kitchen because they're no-bake! And they're nutritious! They really have saved many of my days recently.
Cardamom Balls - passed on to me by Sharon from church, who got it from Audrey, who is the daughter of friends from church; Sharon brought Cardamom Balls to several church events and I begged for the recipe, lost it, and begged again
1 cup rolled oats
3 Tbsp. tahini (could sub in ground sesame seeds with a little peanut butter as needed)
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup grated coconut
1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2-3/4 cup honey (start with lesser amount, use more for texture)
I'm never very exact with these measurements. The main thing you are aiming for is a texture that can be made into balls or pressed into bars (8x8 pan, approximately). Store in fridge to maintain texture and freshness. Excellent with a glass of milk or black coffee. Totally lunchbox-approved.