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Sesame Snaps Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Sesame Snaps

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"A delicious, nutritious treat made with oats, sesame seeds and brown sugar! Great for lunch bags, or a trip to the gym!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Remove from heat, and stir in oats, sesame seeds and baking powder until well blended. Press evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or golden brown. Cool in the pan over a wire rack. Cut into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 12, 2004

This was good. My husband loved them because they weren't too sweet. I thought 3/4 c. sesame seeds seemed like way too much so I only used 1/4 c. Next time I might not even use that much.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 18, 2008

Wrong name for this cookie! Sesame crumbles is mostly what I got! These are easy to make. They taste great! The cookies on the outside edges of the pan were somewhat crisp, but in the middle, they crumbled. I'll make them again if I can find a way to get the panful to all be crispy!


15 Ratings

Feb 07, 2012

I've made these several times. They're really good and I always halve the sugar. For variety I've tried adding almond slivers, coarsely chopped nuts and chopped cranberries. So far all have turned out good. Better than store bought definitely but you've got to tweak it to your liking. To SueB, if you reduce the sugar by too much it can get crumbly coz sugar is the binding agent here. What I did was to spread the dough out thinner and it became crispier. But because I halved the sugar, I replaced 2 tbps of the oats with 2 tbps of corn flour to help bind the cookie. Mine have always turned out all right. To those who think this is not healthy because there is too much butter, actually, from what I've read, butter is a lot healthier than margarine and spreads that are mostly made from hydrogenated oils. This recipe baked with added fruits and served with a glass of milk will be a very nutritious breakfast or snack for anyone young or old.

Aug 31, 2010

I love the store bought seasme snaps and was excited to try these even though they are not exactly the same. (the store ones do not have oatmeal) They tasted really great but I would not compare them to the store bought ones. These ones had a little too much of the brown sugar taste. I wonder if it would make a difference if I used half brown and half white sugar. All in all, these were good, however, I would not call them nutritious seeing how much sugar and butter they have in them. I would make them again.

Aug 03, 2009

these tasted great the 1st and 2nd day. After that, they tasted like old butter blobs with sesame attached. I need to tweak this recipe, but unsure how and at the moment I am not inspired. It needs to be less buttery and more sesame.

Jun 24, 2008

Perfect they were easy to make. Everyone loved them. Cheaper then the store bought ones and tastes better.

Feb 25, 2012

SO easy, and yummy :-)

Nov 09, 2009

These are delish! They taste a lot like the caramel corn that I make at Christmas, but with the added flavour of toasted sesame seeds. Followed the recipe to a tee, baked for 9 minutes and they turned out great!


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  • Calories
  • 106 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 38 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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