Chocolate And Coconut Sesame Squares: A Tasty And Healthy Snack

Chocolate And Coconut Sesame Squares: A Tasty And Healthy Snack

Taline Gabrielian

Food Expert and Author

21/06/2018

Sesame seeds have long been prized for their nutty flavour and nourishing oil, which is used in many traditional medicines for its healing properties.

Just a handful of these tiny super seeds delivers a big hit of phenolic antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and protein.

Needless to say, these deliciously chewy sesame squares are a filling, nutritious snack. They’re very quick and easy to whip up, and taste heavenly with homemade chocolate drizzled on top.

Makes 8

Ingredients

220 g (8 oz/1½ cups) sesame seeds

45 g (1½ oz/½ cup) desiccated coconut

80 ml (2½ fl oz/¹⁄₃ cup) rice malt syrup

3 tablespoons softened coconut butter

125 ml (4 fl oz/½ cup) melted coconut oil

85 g (3 oz/¾ cup) raw cacao powder

60 ml (2 fl oz/¼ cup) maple syrup

Chocolate swirl

Method

Place the sesame seeds, coconut, rice malt syrup and coconut butter in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is well incorporated and sticks together.

Press the mixture into a tray or slab tin, measuring about 34 x 23 cm (13½ x 9 inches) and 5 cm (2 inches) deep. Freeze for 2–3 hours, or until firm enough to slice cleanly.

Combine the chocolate swirl ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Slice the sesame mixture into squares or rectangles, and use the chocolate to make decorative patterns on top.

The sesame squares will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in an airtight container in the freezer for 6–8 weeks.

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