Monday, April 16, 2012

Cacao Sesame Bars

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Cacao Sesame Bars
~Sense of Home Kitchen~

Parchment paper ensures that these bars will come right out of the pan and cleanup will be a snap.

Makes approximately 15 bars

1 1/2 cups unhulled sesame seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes or chips
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/ 8 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 300° F.

Place the sesame seeds in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat and toast for a few minutes until seeds are lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

In a large bowl mix toasted sesame seeds, coconut, cacao, peanut butter, honey and salt.

Line a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with parchment paper.  Butter the paper and press seed mixture into pan with buttered fingers.  Place baking dish in preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes.  Let cool a few minutes, lift the parchment paper and bars out onto a cutting board and let rest until cool.  Cut and enjoy.

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