Sesame and Coconut Snaps (Sort of!) Gluten and Refined Sugar free


Sesame snaps, the little brittle, sweet biscuits you can buy, used to be a favourite snack of mine.

They are not, however, by any means, sugar free.

Indeed, its not really possible to make brittle that isn’t full of sugar, but I thought I’d have a go at making some using raw agave nectar or honey. I figured this would affect the resulting crunchiness and it did – they were chewy with a slight crunch, but did not snap!

I also used butter but would like to try them with coconut oil for a dairy free recipe.

I made these a couple of weeks ago (its taken  a while to get them to the blog!), and whilst they were delicious to taste, they became soft after a day and so I kept them in the refrigerator.

The boy drizzled his with some in melted chocolate which he loved of course, but I liked then just as they were, with a hot mug of lemon and ginger tea!

Sesame and Coconut Snaps (Sort of!) 
  • 2 tbs unsweetened desiccated coconunt
  • 1 tbs hazelnuts, chopped
  • 4 tbs white sesame seeds (adding in some black sesame seeds will look pretty if you have them)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp honey


  1. Preheat oven to 200C
  2. line a baking sheet with baking paper and lightly oil. Set aside
  3. In a pan over a medium heat, toast the hazelnuts and sesame seeds golden.
  4. In a bowl mix together the seeds and nuts with the salt, spices and coconut
  5. In a saucepan, melt the butter over a low heat and stir in the honey.
  6. Stir in the sesame seed mix until well combined
  7. pour onto the prepared baking sheet place some baking paper on top
  8. Roll out to a thickness of about 0.5 centimeter, and bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown
  9. Removed from the oven and slice while still warm and soft. (Eat a piece! or two!)
  10. Layer the slices on parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden
  11. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator

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