Hi everyone! Simple Home Cook here to give you a lovely recipe that is perfect for that after school snack. These sesame bars are simple to make, use minimal ingredients and are much cheaper than store bought varieties – not to mention, using less packaging.
This recipe does contain peanut butter so if your school doesn’t allow any form of nuts in lunchboxes, then I would substitute peanut butter for ordinary butter.
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup peanut butter (or 125g butter)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 100g pkt sesame seeds (almost 1 cup)
- Line a slice tin (18cm x 28cm) with baking paper. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, add honey and peanut butter (or butter). Stir over high heat and stir until just starting to boil. If using butter, allow to boil and froth. Remove from heat.
- Add oats, coconut and seeds into honey mixture and stir to combine.
- Pour into lined tin and press down firmly. Refrigerate for a few hours until set. Cut into bars and store in the fridge.
BrigitteJanuary 28, 2016 at 10:01 pm
Doh! I got all excited about trying this one for my four year old kindy year lunch box except that peanuts are banned here in schools – Perth WA (Australia). Oh well, it will have to be something she has when she comes home … it looks yummy.
Kelly - Be A Fun MumJanuary 29, 2016 at 11:20 am
There’s a variation to use butter instead of the peanut butter for a nut free option. 125g butter instead of the peanut butter. xx
BrigitteJanuary 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm
Thank you Kelly! I’ll try that and i might even try something else … Hmm … Dried fruit … Not sure.
DevonApril 15, 2018 at 2:50 pm
Use almond or cashew butter ?
Kate - The Craft TrainJanuary 29, 2016 at 11:02 am
Oh, yum! I’m always looking for heathy lunch box snack ideas – pinned!
KarenFebruary 1, 2016 at 6:32 pm
This looks yum, and perfect for the lunch box. But, how long will a slice last out of the fridge? I’m worried about it being overly sticky by lunch time.