I was remembering the chewy Sesame Bar and wondered if I could make the same thing with less sweetener and maybe raw too, so I gave it whirl and while it’s not the same, it’s still yum and deserves a place in the Slim Birdy line up.
Just for fun, I found the ingredients of the standard commercial Sesame Bar and get a load of this…
Wheat Glucose Syrup, Sesame Seeds, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Rice Cereal (Rice Flour, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Salt, Emulsifier (471), Dextrose), Malt Extract (from Barley), Honey, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, 471), Gelatine, Salt, Flavours, Colour (150c).
So there are four different types of sugar I can see in there and some chemical flavours, emulsifiers and colours thrown in for good measure. It’s not even close to real food.
So do yourself a favour and make your own. They are quick and easy and set you on the right path to weight loss with food your body can recognise.
Sesame Tahini Bites
2 TBS Butter
2 TBS Rice Malt Syrup
1 cup sesame seeds
¼ cup hulled tahini
1 tsp vanilla extract
Everything except the sesame seeds in a pan over medium heat and melt and mix together.
Take off heat and mix in the sesame seeds.
Pour into a paper lined small tray.
Chill in the fridge until set (approx 2 hours.)
Cut into squares.
(Totally optional – mix up a batch of Chocolate Tweets and drizzle over the top.)
Lunch box snacks for a week and no nuts!