These sugar free Keto Sesame Snaps came about purely out wanting to recreate a favourite old occasional snack that I absolutely loved.
If you know the little packets of sesame snaps I am talking about you will possibly know how tasty they really are. I find it really ironic that the original product is quite often found in the health food aisle in the supermarket… I mean really what is healthy in those at all? Anyway, I was totally inspired and just thought I would have myself a go and see how they turned out. Whether it was going to end up hard or soft didn’t really matter as I was sure it would taste good. Boy was I right!
I have only made this a few times, and it has worked beautifully each time. The thing you need to be careful with just like any toffee or praline is cooking it to the right timing that it will actually set hard. Even though I try and go by a candy thermometer I am not exactly sure on the temperatures of sweeteners vs sugar, but still find that around that 150℃ the toffee is ready. You can tell by the colour and smell (it starts to get that “caramelly” toasted smell) and colour (even with the Gold fiber syrup) that you know it is time to take it off the heat. It is then that you add your butter and bi -carb.
Now I know that this recipe can be created with all kinds of flavours running through that toffee. You could easily flavour it up with any extract (licorice would be off the chain), liquid Stevia (butterscotch), spice I have used nutmeg, and a cinnamon one today, but there is no limits! Feel free to substitute some of those sesame seeds for shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, pepitas, or crushed almonds. Coat it in chocolate and dust it in nuts. It also makes a great gift, bagged up with a bit of ribbon and a tag. It is actually even great for the kids lunchboxes as it is nut free!
I do hope you love this recipe and give it a go. Yes it does contain Sukrin products but just like many of our keto baking products you will need to order online for now. There is a fabulous Bakers Pack available to purchase that will help you stock up and make many of my other recipes featuring these stellar products. Unfortunately there is nothing remotely compliant in keto substitutes for the Sukrin fiber syrup, so if you don’t have it I am not sure of any other substitutes that are not just sugar under another name. For more recipes featuring Sukrin you can check out my Sukrin Recipes Post for all the links to my recipes using the sweetener and what is coming up!
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- 3/4 cup sweetener of choice I use Sukrin:1
- 1/4 cup Sukrin Clear or Gold fiber syrup
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp butter
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
- salt flakes for a salted caramel
- extracts eg. licorice, maple, pistacho
Place sweetener, fiber syrup, salt, and water into a large saucepan over medium heat and cook until sweetener is dissolved.
Stir in sesame seeds.
Cook, stirring often until mix goes a delicious caramel colour, approximately 5 to 10 minutes or until temp reaches 150℃, testing with a candy thermometer. Remove from heat immediately when you see it start to go dark caramel and you can smell the change in the mix.
Add vanilla and butter.
Stir 30 seconds and then carefully stir in baking soda. (baking soda causes the mixture to foam)
Pour mix onto thermomat or oiled baking tray (no paper). Spread out to desired thickness. Leave to cool and harden.
Break into pieces or score gently with the tip of a knife to cut into shapes. Store in airtight container in cool place or refrigerator.
You can leave out the sesame seeds and make this into a traditional thin toffee and coat with a little chocolate. Also works well with crushed nuts and coconut.