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Sesame Crunch Bars

Sesame Crunch Bars

These Sesame Crunch Bars are a healthy grain free snack. Made with maple syrup.
Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan, gluten free
Keyword pasteli, Sesame Crunch Bars, sesame seed candy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
If baking 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 small bars (or 8 large)
Calories 134kcal



  • If doing oven method, preheat oven to 325°.
  • Toast sesame seeds about 5 minutes until golden and fragrant.
  • Stovetop method: Add maple syrup and salt. Cook down about 3-5 minutes until maple syrup cooks down, stirring constantly. 
  • Pour mixture on a silpat baking mat or parchment paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Place a parchment paper on top (that has also been sprayed with cooking spray) and use a rolling pin to roll out evenly and flatten. Cut when mixture hardens slightly, but is still somewhat soft.
  • Oven method: Mix ingredients and pour on a baking sheet with double lined parchment paper, or aluminum foil with parchment paper over the top, making sure the bottom layer has a lip. Two layers are necessary because the mixture will leak under the first layer and this will protect your baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes*. Cut when mixture hardens slightly, but is still somewhat soft.



*For the oven method: Cooking time will depend on thickness of bars. Mine were about ¼" thick.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2.1mg