5 from 2 votes
Sesame-Cashew Snaps
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A healthier and highly addictive protein-packed nutritious vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and oil-free snack for all ages. Make a big batch and freeze the extras!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Servings: 16 snaps
Calories: 139 kcal
Author: @dietitian_mom
  • cups raw or toasted sesame seeds [169 g]
  • ¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut [75 g]
  • ¼ cup unsalted roasted cashews [32 g] (chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup honey [60 mL] (alternatives are maple syrup or agave nectar)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter (or use an alternative nut or seed butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Line a 9 inch x 13 inch glass baking pan with parchment paper, with sufficient overhang on all sides.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (sesame seeds, coconut, chopped cashew nuts, salt and optional ingredients like the flaxseed meal and chia seeds if desired).

  3. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients (honey, sunflower seed butter, and vanilla)
  4. Add the wet ingredients mixture to the dry sesame seed mixture and mix well.
  5. Scrape mixture into the prepared baking dish, and then press firmly into an even layer, as thinly as you can!

  6. Bake in the oven until golden brown around the edges (at least 20–25 minutes, depending on how thick the mixture layer is).
  7. Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Then lift the entire parchment piece with the baked layer out of the baking pan (if it starts to crumble, let cool longer) and let the cashew-sesame snap block cool fully on the parchment paper on a wire rack (this cooling process will take at least 30–40 minutes). 

  8. Once the cashew-sesame snap block has fully and completely cooled, cut into rectangular snaps. 

Recipe Notes

If you don't have any sunflower seed butter on hand, feel free to use another nut or seed butter instead. The result will be just as delicious and crunchy! If you would like to try and make your own sunflower seed butter, see the recipe here.

Nutrition Facts
Sesame-Cashew Snaps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.