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Sesame snaps - makes one small tray

Consisting of only 2 ingredients, this super tasty snack is so easy to make, it barely needs instructions. Sesame seeds are a great source of calcium and iron and while maple syrup largely consists of sucrose and – just like sugar – is best consumed in moderation, it has high levels of manganese and riboflavin as well as moderate levels of zinc and calcium. These home made snaps also generally contain much less of the sweet stuff than their store bought equivalents, with most supermarket’s sesame snacks containing a mere 49% of sesame seeds while the rest is made up of sugar and processed sugar like glucose syrup.

What you need:

100g sesame seeds

3 tbsp maple syrup

How you do it:

Preheat your oven at fan 150C.

Pour the sesame seeds into a bowl and stir while adding the maple syrup.

Once everything is well combined, spread the sticky seeds onto a lined baking tray- aim for a thickness of about 5-7mm.

Bake for approx. 30mins.

Leave to cool down and break into snack sized snaps (it’s important you wait until it has cooled down completely before you break it up as the sugar molecules in the maple syrup only properly harden once they are cold).



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