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Learn how to make Sugar-Free Sesame Snaps Recipe – a crunchy, homemade treat that combines the goodness of toasted sesame seeds with a medium sweetness using only three ingredients. These snaps are a great favorite snack bar and a delightful and light option for those looking for a tasty treat without added sugar.

Sugar-Free Sesame Brittle Bars on a wooden board with yellow flower in the background.
Sugar-Free Sesame Brittle Bars. Photo credit: Low Carb – No Carb.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds, rich, nutty, and oily, are a big part of various cuisines worldwide. 

You can add them to sweet and savory dishes because of their neutral taste. As a nutritional addition, they are filled with calcium, almost no carbs and lots of fiber.

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They are trendy in our kitchen because of the minimal carb intake, and I add them to almost everything possible. 

I have already made sesame crackers, making them a big part of our raw seed crackers bread. I also sprinkle them on top of our avocado burger.

They are always in our pantry in bulk, so I never run out. 

Sesame Snaps

This delicious, sweet snack, primarily popular in the Mediterranean, Indian and Asian cuisines, is a little snack everyone loves.

It is similar to a dessert in Greece called Pasteli, made and sold all across the country and favored by all. 

I first saw those treats when I flew for Emirates Airlines. I used to buy them in little Indian shops, which I discovered on our regular layovers in the UK.

Then, years passed, and I completely forgot about them. 

While living in Europe, I would occasionally see something similar made from peanuts or other nuts or seeds, and I would buy it for my daughter’s school lunches.

Then came March 2020 and weeks everyone will remember for years to come. That made me think of making snacks and dishes using the ingredients in our pantry.

Of course, four boxes were inside.

I have made our famous raw seed crackers bread four times, but I needed something sweet. And then my brain woke up. 

Sugar-Free Honey Sesame Bars
Sweet sesame snaps.

How to Make Sesame Snaps Recipe

Super chewy and easy to make sugar-free sesame bars made of natural ingredients are perfect as your candy whenever you have a sweet tooth. Those “honey” sesame snaps are fully nut-free, gluten-free, and grain-free, made in no time and perfect for a lunch box option or as a meal prep mini dessert. Filled with healthy fat and fiber, that is what we are all looking for. 

Kitchen Gadgets You Might Need:

  • Cooking Pan
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients Needed:

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

Keto Sesame Brittle
Sesame Seeds Bars.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE SUGAR-FREE SESAME BRITTLE BARS

First step: Ingredients

Prepare all ingredients together. For a more crunchy version, skip honey replacement. 

Ingredients for sugar-free Sesame Brittle Bars.
Ingredients for sugar-free Sesame Brittle Bars.

Second Step: Add Sweeteners

Heat the cooking pan and pour in the honey-like sweetener and brown sugar. Using a spatula, stir everything together lightly on low heat. 

Sugar-Free Honey Sesame Bars
Combining brown and honey sweeteners.

Third Step: Melt Sweeteners

On a heated pan, make sure both sweeteners are fully melted and mixed. Let them boil slightly, letting the water dissolve and evaporate slightly from the honey-like sweetener for a thicker and crunchier option.

You can also add vanilla extract, which is optional.

Keto Sesame Brittle Bars
Melting sweeteners.

Fourth Step: Add Sesame Seeds

Once you melt both of the sweeteners, add sesame seeds. Stir constantly and combine sugar with seeds. 

Make sure the seeds are fully coated with sweeteners.

Sugar-Free Sesame Brittle Bars
Pouring sesame seeds.

Fifth Step: Pour and Spread

Once all the seeds and the sweeteners are thoroughly mixed, transfer them onto a lightly greased parchment paper. Let them cool for 2-3 minutes. Using a rolling pin, start rolling the mixture into the thinnest possible. You can place another piece of parchment paper on top for an easier spread. Check the video for a better understanding.

I have used wet hands and a silicone spatula to shape the corners.

Keto "Honey" Sesame Brittle Bars Recipe
Sugar free snaps.

Sixth Step: Cut and Cool

Once the mixture is spread fully and made to your desired thickness, slice the sheet into your desired shapes and sizes with a wet knife. It is easier to cut it while the mixture is still soft, as once it hardens, it will take double the time.

Let it cool thoroughly.

Seventh Step: Cut into shapes

Once everything is cooled, using scissors, cut the sugar-free sesame bars into the shapes, leaving the paper on it.

It will help you with storage, and it’s perfect for packaging later on. Once ready to eat, peel and enjoy.

Low Carb Sesame Snaps Recipe
Cutting bars.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use of Parchment Paper: Paper over the silicone allows you to cut the shapes with scissors, leaving it on for easy storage.
  • Extra crispy: Skip sugar-free honey.
  • Roll and shape: Using wet hands and a silicone spatula helps shape the mixture.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Is Sugar-Free Sesame Candy Keto?

As a definition, you can consider any sugar-free candy keto because it contains no real sugar but sugar replacements.

The real difference is what type of sweetener you are using.

The best advantage of making homemade desserts, candies, or sweets is knowing exactly what kind of sweetener you have used.

Sesame Cluster Brittle
Sesame Seeds Snaps.

How to Make Keto Sesame Brittle Crunchy?

To make them fully crunchy, skip the honey syrup and use only brown sugar as the sweetener. I have already made those little snaps with peanuts on top for our peanut butter cheesecake recipe. Those treats are light and tasty, with a satisfying crunch. 

Can I Bake Sesame Snaps in The Oven?

You can for sure bake those little treats in the oven. A great idea is to use toasted sesame seeds. Toast them before making this recipe and store them in a separate bowl. Mix them with brown sugar sweetener and spread a thin layer onto a baking tray. The thinner the sheet, the crunchier it gets. 

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 150 Celsius or 300 Fahrenheit. 

Before they cool down, cut them into rectangular or square shapes.

What Else Can I Make Sugar-Free Brittle From?

You can use any of the seeds or nuts to make a sugar-free brittle.

You can use almonds, coconuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, black sesame seeds and more. 

Keto Sesame Brittle Bars
Honey snaps.

How Can I Store Sesame Snaps?

Storing those sesame seeds snaps is pretty straightforward.

I keep them on the kitchen counter, and they last for weeks to come without any issues. 

If you like, you can place them in an airtight container and store them in the kitchen pantry or refrigerator for up to a month.

Can I Freeze Sugar-Free Sesame Seeds Snaps?

You can quickly freeze those brittles. 
Place them into a container or cover them with parchment paper for easier handling later. 
Once you need a few, take a few pieces from the freezer and let it thaw naturally.

Bon appétit.

More Desserts

Beyond these sugar free sesame snaps, treat yourself to other delicious desserts. Try the sweet goodness of challah bread, the airy delight of meringue cookies, the warmth of cinnamon chaffles, or the sweetness of cupcakes

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Sesame snaps.

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Yield: 30pcs

Sugar-Free Sesame Snaps Recipe

keto brittle bars with sugar free honey.

Learn how to make Sugar-Free Sesame Snaps Recipe – a crunchy, homemade treat that combines the goodness of toasted sesame seeds with a medium sweetness using only three ingredients. These snaps are a great favorite snack bar and a delightful and light option for those looking for a tasty treat without added sugar.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Instructions

    1. Prepare all ingredients together. For a more crunchy version, skip honey replacement. 
    2. Heat the cooking pan and pour in the honey-like sweetener and brown sugar. Using a spatula, stir everything together lightly on low heat. 
    3. On a heated pan, make sure both sweeteners are fully melted and mixed. Let them boil slightly, letting the water dissolve and evaporate slightly from the honey-like sweetener for a thicker and crunchier option. You can also add vanilla extract, which is optional.
    4. Once you melt both of the sweeteners, add sesame seeds. Stir constantly and combine sugar with seeds. Make sure the seeds are fully coated with sweeteners.
    5. Once all the seeds and the sweeteners are thoroughly mixed, transfer them onto a lightly greased parchment paper. Let them cool for 2-3 minutes. Using a rolling pin, start rolling the mixture into the thinnest possible. You can place another piece of parchment paper on top for an easier spread. Check the video for a better understanding. I have used wet hands and a silicone spatula to shape the corners.
    6. Once the mixture is spread fully and made to your desired thickness, slice the sheet into your desired shapes and sizes with a wet knife. It is easier to cut it while the mixture is still soft, as once it hardens, it will take double the time. Let it cool thoroughly.
    7. Once everything is cooled, using scissors, cut the sugar-free sesame bars into the shapes, leaving the paper on it. It will help you with storage, and it’s perfect for packaging later on. Once ready to eat, peel and enjoy.

Notes

  • Use of Parchment Paper: Paper over the silicone allows you to cut the shapes with scissors, leaving it on for easy storage.
  • Extra crispy: Skip sugar-free honey.
  • Roll and shape: Using wet hands and a silicone spatula helps shape the mixture.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

5 pcs

Amount Per Serving Calories 141Total Fat 11gCarbohydrates 3gFiber 3gProtein 5g

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First Published: May 2, 2020
Last Updated: November 16, 2023

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8 Comments on “Sugar-Free Sesame Snaps Recipe”

  1. These look amazing! For those who are following low carb to lose weight or control blood sugar, I would like to suggest you not use Sukrin syrups. They are known to cause blood sugar spikes in most people. Their granular sweeteners do not do it, just the syrups. I would substitute ChocZero syrup in its place. ChocZero does not spike blood sugar, and they have syrups in a number of different flavors, so you could even play around with the flavors in this brittle by using different syrups. Just a suggestion. Thank you for all of your amazing recipes!

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    • Dear Roxana,

      Thanks a lot, this Roxana. It is a great suggestion I am sure would be useful for readers. I live in Europe and ChocZero is not available here.
      Till now I have always used Sukrin since it does not spike my daughters’ blood sugar at all. But I for sure need to get that Choczero as well somehow.

      Reply
  2. What about 100% liquid monkfruit sweetner? I just got a tiny bottle (though haven’t tried yet)… looks a lot like a similar viscosity of honey

    Reply

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