Homemade Chocolate Sesame Candy Bars

Only three ingredients. And one of them is salt. 

Homemade Chocolate Sesame Candy Bars

Even though I’m now mumble mumble years old, my mom still likes to send me stuff. No complaints here! Her packages are invariable and predictable: A little note and a granola or nut bar of some sort. She really likes nut bars.  She occasionally sends me face cream. I’m going to use the cream and ignore the “you really should moisturize more often” implication. Ugh….because, you know, I probably should moisturize more often.

Homemade Chocolate Sesame Candy BarsAnyways, last time she sent me something, it was these two little packages of
sesame snaps, with strict instructions to share them with my husband. I tried mom, I tried. I was pizza night around here.

I put the snaps in the cupboard and forgot about them. Later, I was rooting around trying to find something to go along with some chocolate chips. Chocolate is wonderful all on its own, but it’s also wonderful with other stuff, too. Such as sesame snaps!

20150929_115623These are the kind you buy at Walgreens, and they are only 99 cents package. I know, because after I ate the ones my mom sent me, I went to go get more. So this recipe is easy and cheap. Ding ding. Winner! They come together very quickly. The only thing you even have to worry about is keeping vigil over them when they are under the broiler. Don’t even shut the oven door. Keep your eyes fixed on them the whole time (which is all of 30 seconds to a minute at most).


Homemade Chocolate Sesame Candy Bars

I try – ahem – try to send my mom something back. The last thing I sent her was a little travel coffee mug, which she immediate noted was not dishwasher-friendly. Sorry? I thought it was cute. Anyways, I think she would love love these, so I think it’s high time I sent her another care package. Very few things say love like chocolate, don’t you think?

Homemade Chocolate Sesame Candy Bars

Chocolate Sesame Candy Bars

Yield: 12 candy bars

Chocolate Sesame Candy Bars


  • Three packages of Nice! sesame snaps (8 snaps in each package)
  • One cup chocolate chips
  • About 1 tsp fine flake salt


  1. The snaps have a fluted side and a flat side. Lay 12 of the snaps fluted side down on a baking sheet.
  2. Carefully place the chocolate chips on the flat side of the snaps. I was able to fit 14 chips on each snap.
  3. Broil the snaps for about 30-60 seconds, keeping a close eye on them. Don't let the chocolate get too melty...just tacky and shiny is good. Don't even close the oven door.
  4. As soon as you remove the snaps from the oven, sprinkle a little salt over each snap, and top with another snap, fluted side up this time. Press down a little to make sure they stick.
  5. Allow the chocolate to harden and cool.
  6. Enjoy!


You can bite into these...but it's better to break them first. 🙂


p.s. Nice! didn’t pay me to say this. I just enjoyed the product and wanted to share.



2 thoughts on “Homemade Chocolate Sesame Candy Bars

    1. Thanks! Those fudge chocolate pb cookies you had posted the other day had me tearin’ at my computer screen, btw. Black beans are so magic.

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