Revamped Sesame Snack Bars, Two Ways

When I baked these granola bars last winter, I thought they were divine. No improvement needed.

Then, given how much I enjoyed them, I became determined to recreate a scaled-down version that was equally delicious.

What I came up with was not one, but two, incredible five-ingredient options that you can choose from, depending on your sweet tooth.

If you absolutely adore honey, then opt for the first version. If a nutty, creamy flavour is more your thing, go for the second one.

Can’t decide? I’m pretty sure you’ll love them both. You can’t lose. Really.

Revamped Sesame Snack Bars, Two Ways
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gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, soy-free, five ingredients or less
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 8 to 10
  • 1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • ⅓ cup nut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1½ cups sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla

  • OR
  • 1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup nut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1½ cups sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Gently warm the nut butter, honey and vanilla until they are all melted together. Mix in the coconut and sesame seeds, and stir until everything is incorporated.
  3. Press the mixture evenly into a prepared 8 x 8-inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Allow the bars to cool on a wire rack, then chill them in the fridge. Cut into bars.


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7 Responses to Revamped Sesame Snack Bars, Two Ways

  1. Lelie September 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    both of the recipes are the same. Can you please include the other option for the revamped break bars

  2. Jillian September 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    The recipes look so wonderful! I will definitely be trying both of these :)

  3. Jillian September 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    These look awesome!!!

    Lelie if you look closely the recipes differ slightly. One has more honey while the other has more but butter.

  4. mydearbakes September 14, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    What a yummy looking post! =)

  5. Kim January 7, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Thank you so much for this recipe. We are slowly converting our family diet to a vegan diet so I made these as a snack item and my husband and I love them. I think my next batch will include some dried cherries and vegan chocolate!
    Thanks again, love your site!


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