Homemade Sesame Snacks
Do you remember sesame snaps? I loved those things as a kid! This recipe is a great upgrade to those snacks and this version is sweetened with honey instead of sugar.
In addition to being delicious, these little snacks are nutrition powerhouses. Sesame seeds are a great source of calcium, magnesium, copper, Vitamin B1, and zinc. Just 1/4 cup of sesame seeds contains 351 mg of calcium, more than a whole cup of milk. Another way you can reap the benefits of this powerful seed is to use it in place of almonds in my homemade almond milk recipe to make yourself some calcium rich sesame milk.
- 2 cups sesame seeds
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ½ cup chopped pistachios
- ½ cup tahini
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla exract
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- Combine honey, coconut oil, tahini, and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat
- Put sesame seeds, shredded coconut, pistachios, and sea salt into a large bowl and mix
- Pour in honey mixture and stir until well combined
- Transfer the mixture into a large baking tray or dish and press down with the back of a spatula to compact it
- Place in the freezer for an hour to set
- After an hour remove from the freezer and thaw enough so you can cut into squares or triangles then store in a Tupperware container in the fridge
Hope you enjoy!
Lindsey Luckey is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and offers appointments at Local Health Integrative Clinic on Sundays. Click here to book an appointment with Lindsey.