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No-Bake Sesame Bar Bites

This no-bake sesame bar is healthy, easy and quick to make for a healthy burst of energy.

August 11th, 2014

Recipes and Food Styling by Signe Langford

We’ve tweaked our Basic No-Bake Granola Bars into yummy little sesame bites – reminiscent of those beloved sesame snaps. We cut them small, so they’re great for snacking!
Makes about 24 ‘bites’ or 12 typical-sized bars
Cook Time
15 to 20 minutes
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats, toasted
  • 1/4 cup toasted, white sesame seeds
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal, brown if possible
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/4 cup runny honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
  1. Lightly coat an 8” x 12” or 9” x 11” casserole dish, cake pan, food storage container with cooking spray or butter and set aside.

  2. In a large, dry, skillet over medium heat, toast the quick oats and sesame seeds until lightly golden; stirring or tossing constantly so as not to burn. Once toasted, tip out of pan into a large bowl.

  3. Add the crisp rice, stir to blend, and set aside.

  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the butter, tahini, honey, and brown sugar, stirring often, until the butter has melted and the ingredients are well blended – about 2 minutes – continue to heat and stir until the butter mixture is bubbling slightly; about another 2 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir to blend well.

  6. Pour the warm butter mixture into the dry oat mixture and stir until evenly mixed and coated.

  7. Press the mixture into the greased dish evenly and very firmly; loosely packed bars tend to crumble when cool.

  8. Set bars aside for about 2 hours at room temperature. Once cool, run a knife around the edges, flip the uncut bars out onto a cutting board to cut; the shape and size is up to you. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

No-Bake Sesame Bar Bites
Photography by Carlo Mendoza