Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir.
  • 2. Add remaining ingredients and stir gently with a spoon.
  • 3. Press mixture FIRMLY down into a large dish. (I use a large brownie pan.)
  • 4. Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  • 5. Bars should always be kept in the freezer and eaten when chilled.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Gotta love this no-equipment-required recipe! Just mix in a bowl, press down into a pan and freeze.

Lately I've been eyeing up some gourmet sesame seed bars at the grocery store and wanting a similar chewy texture. Well, I've replicated it myself! Nomnomnom.

There are a number of critical ingredients in this recipe. The sesame seeds are important because they lend that chewy texture, the ground flaxseed (AKA flaxmeal) is important because it holds the bars together, the tahini (or another nut butter) is important because it provides creaminess, and the coconut oil is important because it semi-hardens the bar in the freezer.

But feel free to substitute different dried fruit for the raisins, and instead of coconut you could use hempseed hearts or just substitute even more sesame seeds. As for sweeteners, I've made these with maple syrup, but feel free to substitute with agave nectar or honey.

The only problem with this recipe is that they are so tasty they may spoil your dinner!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 79 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Calcium, and Iron.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, and Vitamin B6.

Amounts per 60 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 298 12 %
Protein 7 g 12 %
Fat 22 g 27 %
Carbohydrates 23 g 7 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 17 %
Sugars 13 g
Calcium 262 mg 26 %
Iron 4 mg 29 %
Sodium 138 mg 6 %
Source: USDA, The Rawtarian

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Hi Nadia, not really. The only possible substitute for the tahini would be another nut butter, like almond butter or cashew butter. Ideally very runny. That being said, tahini definitely lends the best flavor.

Do not use sesame seeds instead of tahini because they won't blend up well and the oils won't be released and the recipe will be way too dry and won't stuck together.

Hope this helps!

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Shelly Marshall's Review

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Excellent! Best bar I have tried. I used currants instead of raisins, and honey instead of syrup. My husband devoured a few without blinking.

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Well, that goes without saying ;P

xox

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My favorite dish :)

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I'm so glad you like these sesame seed bars, Paul!

You have good taste :)

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I love this recipe, one of my favourites! How do I access the pdf to print? I am not able to click on the link at the bottom that says: Print this recipe (pdf)

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Hi Hilary!

The printable PDF feature is only available to members of The Rawtarian's Kitchen (www.therawtarian.com/getTRK) - it's one of the many benefits.

However, if you are not interested or able to become a member, you can copy and paste it into Word :)

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Séan's Review

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can u post me one of ypur amazeball look'n bars plz

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You'll just have to come over and get one in person :)

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Despite my female appearance, I am in fact male. I cant change it :(

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SIgn up for a free Rawtarian account and you can :)

https://www.therawtarian.com/user/signup

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Jeanie's Review

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Is the flaxseed half a cup before or after it is ground?

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Hi Jeanie,

It is half a cup after it is ground. (I usually use pre-ground flax seeds, called flax meal. This makes it easier for me. BUT you can absolutely grind your own flax seeds. Either is fine, but do measure after it is ground.)

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Fee's Review

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These are yummy! We used chopped dates in ours and I'm not sure they will last long :-) I even had a fairy to help mix, although she had removed her wings at this point.

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Fee - your fairy is divine!! That little face and her grip on the bowl and the spoon. She's all in! What a sweet girl and I'm so happy to see her getting in there with a grin on her face. Beautiful.

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Thank you :-)
She loves helping and of course eating what we have made as well. The good thing about this kind of 'baking' is that it is a lot easier to clean up than flour when she sprays it out the bowl!

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What, she would make a mess?? That angelic girl?? I can't imagine ;)

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I made a batch of these to have as an after work snack! Auto type has another opinion. So sorry for the typo in my previous comment.

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That darned auto type! :)

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Made a batch of these to bad as an after work snack. Very easy and very tasty! Thank you for your easy peasy style!

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Glad you like! This is one of my fave recipes. :)

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This looks great. I plan on making it. I usually soak my nuts and seeds to activate the enzymes. Do you know if sesame seeds need to be soaked?

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Hi Martha! I wouldn't soak them, they're so tiny - it could get messy! :)

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Thanks- I since have seen your video about when to soak nuts. Good advice on doing what is practical. Thanks for the tip and recipe!

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That's great, Martha! :)

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how many calories and how much protein is in a bar?

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Hi Shoshana, 298 calories and 7 g. protein per serving (based on 14 servings).

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jbubonia's Review

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I just made a 1/2 batch of these. The badder is divine! I added one tablespoon of cocoa nibs. Now I have to wait for it to freeze.

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