Sesame Snaps Recipe with Honey

These sesame snaps can survive at room temperature for weeks, if they are home made. Mass production sesame snaps can last two years or longer, if they were promptly packaged in a sterile environment.

Sesame Snaps: Honey-laced seed treat by Totally Sacha:

Totally Sacha’s Sesame Snaps recipe with honey

  • 100g Light Brown Sugar
  • 100g Honey
  • 200g Sesame Seeds – untoasted/raw

sesame snaps cooked with honey on a plate

How to make Sesame Snaps with sugar by the One Pot Chef:

How to make Sesame Snaps by Harriet:

Sesame Snap Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Equipment to make sesame snaps:

  • Large, Heavy-Bottom Pot
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Half Sheet Baking Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Cutting Board
  • Large Knife

Directions for making sesame snaps:

  1. Oil your pan, spatula, and knife. I prefer olive oil.
  2. Add the lemon juice to your pot, swirling to coat the bottom, then pour the sugar on top, shaking to spread out the sugar. Measure out your baking soda and leave the spoon beside your stove.

  3. Cook the pot over medium heat until the sugar is more than half dissolved. You should see bubbling and possibly some caramelizing around the edges.

  4. Pour in the sesame seeds. Slowly and gently mix to evenly cook and combine everything. Make don’t let it burn! Keep mixing.

  5. When the seeds are toasted and the sugar is all melted and starting to caramelize, stir in the baking soda. Turn the heat to the lowest setting and continue cooking until the mixture is an even caramel color.

  6. Turn off the heat and immediately scrape out as much of the mixture as possible into your pan. Quickly spread it out to the edges of the pan. If you’re using a large half baking pan, aim for a 2-3 mm thickness.
  7. While the mixture is still hot but not too hot to touch, pop it out of the pan and onto your cutting board. Cut into rectangles, squares, or diamonds.


Adding baking soda is optional. Baking soda makes the sesame snaps lighter and richer-tasting, but it changes the color.

  • Read more the science behind making these snaps, you can read about sugar and crystallization here.
  • Baking soda makes the sugar and lemon juice fizz and air bubbles to the final candy. The bubbles make the sesame seeds snaps less solid and dense, and easier to eat! The baking soda also helps the sugar to caramelize more quickly and evenly.