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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I want to try it with almond butter too. I am curious to know how much the flavor will change

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Paula C's Review

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OMG, these are to die for! You forgot to mention that they are addictive!

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Well, that goes without saying ;P

xox

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Is there a possible replacement for the Tahini?

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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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Just made my second batch of the raw sesame seed bars x they are delicious

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I'm so glad you enjoyed these bars, Joy!

I am working on a savory granola bar recipe. Haven't quite perfected it yet. It's just not the same as a good sweet bar though!

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These look soooo good! My hubby and I just recently started to really get into Paleo, and these sound like the perfect snacks for both of us! Thanks so much for sharing.

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Thanks Angela! Glad to have you here. If you try them I'd love to know what you think :)

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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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Looks delicious Shelly! Love the pic too. Mmm currants. Now that is a dried fruit that I LOVE and that I NEVER use! I am weird. You are inspiring me to keep currants in my regular rotation. Not sure why I don't think of them often!

Glad hubs loved them too! Except, that just means less for you, soo... I am sorry for that lol.

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I also use currants in your apple breakfast bowl...and sliced almonds...no grains. It is a house favorite. In fact, I invited a friend over on Sat. and we had an anti-cook event. We made your carrot cake, lemon bars, and brownies. All went in freezer. We make brownies a la Almond Joy with your icing and coconut. I turn people on to your site daily. Thanks for making this lifestyle scrumptious!

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Sounds scrumptious, Shelly! Your anti-cooking event sounds fun. My only question - why didn't you invite me over too! :P xox

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Chelsea's Review

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Easy yum my dad could even make them no need to go buy extra things everything was at home for us To make it with

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Thanks Chelsea! So glad you had everything at home. Love it when that happens!

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