Thermobexta’s Sesame Bites

IMG_3257These delicious little energy dense morsels are similar to the chewy sesame bars you can buy from the supermarket, only with more goodness and no nasties. They’re something I loved as a kid and I have been wanting to try my hand at making for ages. I’m so happy with how they turned out and I hope you love them too!Please leave a comment here underneath the recipe if you make them, I’d love to know what you think and of course I also really love seeing photos in my Facebook group of my recipes being made.

I haven’t had a chance to try a vegan version using rice malt syrup in place of the honey but I think it would work perfectly. Please let me know if you try them like this!

170g sesame seeds
50g sunflower seeds
50g pepitas
80g mixed nuts, such as almonds, cashews, macadamias, pistachios (replace with more seeds for nut free)
200g raw honey
80g nut butter (replace with a seed butter for nut free)
40g hulled tahini
15g flaxseed meal

1. Line a slice tin with baking paper. Set aside.

2. Place sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and pepitas in a medium/large sized frying pan.

3. Place nuts in mixer bowl. Chop for 6 seconds/speed 5/MC on. Add to the seeds in frying pan. Toast on medium heat for 6-8 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning, until sesame seeds are golden brown.

4. Meanwhile, place honey, nut butter and tahini in mixer bowl. Cook for 10 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 1/MC on.

5. Add toasted seeds and nuts and flaxmeal. Combine for 2 minutes/steaming temperature/speed 2/MC off.

6. Working quite fast, transfer mixture to prepared slice tin. Use a damp spatula to press down the surface until compact and even. Score to divide into 60 pieces, then allow to cool completely to room temperature before slicing through completely.

7. Store in an airtight container with baking paper in between each layer to prevent sticking.

Tips
You can make flaxseed meal by milling flaxseeds in your thermal mixer for 10 seconds/speed 9/MC on, or until texture is fine. You will need to do roughly 100g+ at a time in order for them to mill down properly.

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35 thoughts on “Thermobexta’s Sesame Bites

  1. This looks amazing are the flaxseeds essential (they really don’t agree with me)to holding the mix together?

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      1. Thanks for replying unfortunately I can’t have chia either I’ll try it without and see how I go.

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  2. These were so good, just like the Jupiter bars I remember as a kid….but healthy!
    Thanks for another great recipe Bec

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  3. Absolutely delicious! Way better tasting than shop bought. The only problem is they’re so good that they don’t last long in our house! I used pistachios, almonds and macadamias. Perfect 👌🏼

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  4. These are delicious. My Husband loves them, says they remind him of his childhood. I used 100g honey and 100g rice malt syrup.

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      1. Thank you so much. I knew there must of been some kind of app out there. I’ll look into it. Cheers

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  5. Just lovely. Wasn’t sure what to expect as I didn’t have enough sesame seeds or any sunflower seeds at all. I upped the nuts to meet the grams. Toasted for a bit longer. Beef to move quickly to pan indeed! Delicious though.

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  6. Oh my goodness these are amazing!! Super easy and very hard to stop at one. I made the ABC spread too and the kids are fighting over the jar with a spoon.

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  7. I have serious issues with this recipe…..it is too amazing, and just want to keep eating ! I made ABC butter first ( have never made any form of nut butter) could have just stopped there. This is very dangerous with only two of us !

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  8. I’ve made this several times now with the rice malt syrup and also excluded the linseed meal and it’s amazing! Took it to work and now a couple of them are also making it!

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  9. I’ve made this several times now with the rice malt syrup and also excluded the linseed meal and it’s amazing! Also used peanut butter as I haven’t made my own nut butter yet! Took it to work and now a couple of them are also making it!

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  10. These are brilliant
    I added dedicated coconut but I don’t think it made a difference because the flavour is so over powering
    I have also tried them with melted dark chocolate and plain as per the recipe which a friend made and they were brilliant
    Only thing is that it was hard to spread but that could be because I added a hand full of coconut so it could have stiffen them up!

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  11. Hi. My son and i on lchf. Do you know of something i could use for the honey and rice malt syrup to make it compliant. Thanks

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  12. I made these a month ago and stored in my fridge. There are still some left but I’m pregnant and not sure if they are still safe for me to eat now as I didn’t freeze them? Will they be okay?

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  13. I’ve just made these using chia instead of flax and they are gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing this recipe I think these will become a lunch box staple!

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