Sesame Bars

Hi everyone! Simple Home Cook here to give you a lovely recipe that is perfect for that after school snack. These sesame bars are simple to make, use minimal ingredients and are much cheaper than store bought varieties – not to mention, using less packaging.

This recipe does contain peanut butter so if your school doesn’t allow any form of nuts in lunchboxes, then I would substitute peanut butter for ordinary butter.



Sesame Bar Recipe

Sesame bars

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or 125g butter)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 100g pkt sesame seeds (almost 1 cup)
  1. Line a slice tin (18cm x 28cm) with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add honey and peanut butter (or butter).  Stir over high heat and stir until just starting to boil. If using butter, allow to boil and froth. Remove from heat.
  3. Add oats, coconut and seeds into honey mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Pour into lined tin and press down firmly. Refrigerate for a few hours until set. Cut into bars and store in the fridge.

Sesame Bar Recipe

Sesame Bar Recipe

Sesame Bar Recipe

Sesame Bar Recipe

Sesame Bar Recipe


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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here:

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  1. says

    Doh! I got all excited about trying this one for my four year old kindy year lunch box except that peanuts are banned here in schools – Perth WA (Australia). Oh well, it will have to be something she has when she comes home … it looks yummy.

  2. Karen says

    This looks yum, and perfect for the lunch box. But, how long will a slice last out of the fridge? I’m worried about it being overly sticky by lunch time.

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