I am always on the lookout for healthy treats to give my boys as an alternative to the sugar-laden, artificially coloured sweets available. Of course, I am only too happy to indulge my sweet tooth, guilt free, as well. These sesame seed treats immediately grabbed my attention when I came across them on Pinterest. I adapted the recipe slightly to suit our needs and to the ingredients which I had available. Sesame seeds are rich in calcium and if you have to restrict your dairy intake, this is a wonderful way to add calcium to your diet. I’ll often give these to the kids when it’s late afternoon and they need a little pick-me-up before bath and dinner time. Does the trick to lift those blood sugar levels and maintain a happy home.
For the original you can go to http://sweetroots.blogspot.com/2012/04/mommy-monday-sesame-seeds-as-bone.html.
Sesame Seed Melts
1 cup sesame seeds
½ cup carob powder or cocoa powder (I prefer carob for these)
4 tablespoons (60ml) honey
4 tablespoons (60ml) coconut oil (melted)*
1. Grind sesame seeds in food processor** finely ground (at least five minutes – you can add 1 T of the coconut oil at this point which seemed to help).
2. Add remaining ingredients and process until well-combined and smooth.
3. Place wax paper inside an 15x19cm pan and pour mix in. Refridgerate until set (at least an hour). Cut into small squares.
4. Store in the fridge as they become very soft at room temperatre.
*I have used normal coconut oil and deflavoured coconut oil for these. Both taste equally deilicious but I tend to prefer those with the normal coconut oil.
**I have a stick blender with a chopper bowl attachment. This works very well. Alternatively, use a coffee grinder (make sure you wipe it out before you use it) to grind the seeds in batches.
Yum Yum. Hope you enjoy these as much as we do…