These sugar free Keto Sesame Snaps came about purely out wanting to recreate a favourite old occasional snack that I absolutely loved.
If you know the little packets of sesame snaps I am talking about you will possibly know how tasty they really are.
I find it really ironic that the original product is quite often found in the health food aisle in the supermarket.
I mean really what is healthy in those at all? Anyway, I was totally inspired to see a sugar free sesame snap recipe would turn out.
keto sesame snap ingredients
Here is all you need to make either of our keto sesame snap versions.
Please check the two recipes cards at the bottom of the post.
I have updated the original recipe with one that is hard like toffee but softens in the mouth to a chewable keto sesame candy bar.
Tips on making our low carb sesame bars
I have made this sesame snap recipe quite a few times, and it has worked beautifully each time.
The thing you need to be careful with just like any toffee or praline is cooking it to the right timing that it will actually set hard.
You can tell by the colour and smell (it starts to get that “caramelly” toasted smell). It is then that you add the baking soda.
Simply place into the freezer once you have spread out onto the baking tray.
Low Carb Sesame Bar Variations
Now I know that this keto praline recipe can easily be substituted with different nuts, seeds and flavours.
You could easily flavour it up with any extract (licorice would be off the chain).
Liquid Stevia (butterscotch) and/or spices. I have used nutmeg, and a cinnamon one today, but there is no limits!
Substitute some of the sesame seeds for shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, pepitas, or crushed almonds.
Coat it in chocolate and dust it in nuts.
It also makes a great gift, bagged up with a bit of ribbon and a tag. Plus it is great for the kids lunchboxes as it is nut free keto snack too!
For the Sukrin products grab a Bakers Pack to help you stock up on what you need to make either of our keto sesame snaps. Unfortunately there is nothing remotely compliant in keto substitutes for the Sukrin fiber syrup.
For more recipes featuring Sukrin you can check out my Sukrin Recipes Post. Or if you want more tasty low carb candy bars maybe check out our Keto White Snickers Bar or From Mars Bar.
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Sugar Free Sesame Snaps
- 400 g Sukrin gold syrup
- 100 g butter
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Salt flakes
- 150 g sesame seeds or combo of sunflower and sesame
- Line a large 34 x 24 cm baking tray with baking paper.
- Add the syrup and butter into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave (750W) for 7-8 minutes on high. Mixture should be thick and foamy.
- Stir through remaining ingredients. Pour mixture onto baking tray. Spread to cover tray. Place into freezer.
- Once the toffee has hardened break into pieces and transfer to an airtight container. Store in an airtight container in the freezer. The toffee will soften at room temperature and in your mouth.
In Australia there are no known substitutes for either of the Sukrin syrups that are low in carb.
Any nuts or seeds can be substituted.
If your microwave is of a lower wattage, then cook until thick and foamy.
I use salted butter.
Your Own Notes
Sugar Free Sesame Snaps
- 3/4 cup sweetener of choice I use Sukrin:1
- 1/4 cup Sukrin Gold Syrup
- Pinch salt
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp butter
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
- salt flakes for a salted caramel
- extracts eg. licorice, maple, pistacho
- Place sweetener, syrup, salt, and water into a large saucepan over medium heat and cook until sweetener is dissolved.
- Stir in sesame seeds.
- Cook, stirring often until mix goes a delicious caramel colour, approximately 5 to 10 minutes or until temp reaches 150℃, testing with a candy thermometer. Remove from heat immediately when you see it start to go dark caramel and you can smell the change in the mix.
- Stir through vanilla and butter. Carefully stir in baking soda. (baking soda causes the mixture to foam)
- Pour mix onto thermomat or oiled baking tray (no paper). Spread out to desired thickness. Leave to cool and harden.
- Break into pieces or score gently with the tip of a knife to cut into shapes. Store in airtight container in cool place or refrigerator.
Thanks for the great looking recipes. I really want to try the snaps, but your metric conversion doesn’t seem to work. :-/
Sorry I am not sure what you mean? There is both US Customary and metric conversions for both the recipe cards.
Hi there, I made this recipe but probably didn’t cook it for long enough as it didn’t harden in the freezer. Is there a way to fix it? Maybe reheat it and cook it in microwave for longer? Although I have seeds and backing soda in it already. Would really appreciate your advice. Thanks.
I don’t know why I waited so long to make these. They are amazing! I keep finding myself going to the freezer to snap a piece off while it’s setting. And so easy to make. Great for when I’m craving something sweet. Thanks Megan
The Bakers Pack listed above is no longer available (broken link). Here is the new link https://sukrin.com.au/collections/store-bundles/products/the-new-bakers-pack
Hi there! I’m in Canada and can only find the Gold & Maple Sukrin syrup. The recipe calls for Gold AND Clear. Can I double the Gold?
Thanks for the great recipes!
Hi Carla, You can just use the gold for both syrups and it works just as well. The Clear has now been discontinued globally.
I can’t understand your ingredients I’m in USA can you tell me what to use