Homemade Sesame Seed Snaps

Who doesn’t love Sesame Seed Snaps? I remember when I was growing up Mum used to buy these as a treat and we were very rarely aloud to have too many because at the time say 25+ years ago they were pretty much a luxury item in many households. Today we can buy a packet of 3 with 4 in each packet for about roughly $2.50.

This homemade version works out at about the same price to make approx 20 snaps. So with about 10 minutes work you can have your own Homemade Sesame Seed Snaps. And the good thing is, you can count the amount of ingredients in them on one hand.

Homemade Sesame Seed Snaps


100gm Sesame Seeds
50gm Sunflower Seeds – Alternatively use 150gm Sesame Seeds and omit
3/4 Cup White Sugar
1/4 Cup Honey
2 Tbs Water


1. In a large dry frypan add the sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. Place over a medium to high heat. You want to keep the seeds moving as to just give them a light golden colour. They will now have a lovely nutty flavour. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
2. In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, honey and water over a low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves then bring to the boil and cook until the sugar reaches hard crack stage of 150 degree celcius or when you place some of the sugar mixture into a glass of cold water if forms into a hard piece of toffee that snaps.
3. Once the sugar is ready stir in the roasted sesame and sunflower seeds. You need to work quickly. Pour onto a lined slice tray and spread out with an oiled spatula.
4. With a large sharp knife make rectangle scores into the mixture so that when it is set you can simply crack along the lines to get nice even shapes.

Homemade Sesame Seed Snaps


Close up

Makes approx 20 pieces.
Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

These are perfect for a treat in the school lunch boxes.

Homemade Sesame Seed Snaps

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4 Responses to Homemade Sesame Seed Snaps

  1. Bec | Mumma Tells May 14, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Going to try these for sure! Love Sesame Snaps! Yu-um!

  2. Lauren @ Create Bake Make May 16, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    Yep, I’ll be making these tomorrow! They look delicious! It was a similar situation in our house growing up, these were certainly a luxury item! Thanks for linking up, looking forward to seeing you next week x

  3. Janet aka Middle Aged Mama May 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    I actually think I have all the ingredients for this in my kitchen right now! Bookmarking for sure – thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Daisy September 12, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    We have similar thing in India, made in same way using jaggery instead of sugar and honey. It’s called chikki. 🙂 Almond and cashew chikki is made with sugar but peanut, sesame seed and other chikkis are made with jaggery. Thought I’d share with you since you like cooking. 🙂

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