Paleo Sesame Snaps Recipe – Perfect For Your Lunchbox!

One of our favourite followers has been asking and asking for a paleo-fied version of the classic sesame snap! So we are mega excited to share our paleo sesame snap recipe with you all! These little sweet snacks featured in our lunchboxes way back when we were little mini-merrymakers in primary school. They were delicious and at the time, merrymaker mum thought they were pretty good for us too! You find them in the health food aisle, they said ‘healthy’, ‘gluten-free’, ‘fat-free’, ‘chlolesterol-free’ (what does that even mean?!) and ‘vegetarian’…  all of these titles might have you believe that these packaged goods might actually be good for us!

Sorry to burst your bubble (and ours) but this just isn’t the case. Have no fear though because we are at the ready with a totally healthy, paleo sesame snaps recipe! The best thing is that you can make these up for a week of snacks in less than 15 minutes! What more could you want?! Actually, now that we think of it, how would some paleo chocolate go drizzled on top of these bad boys? Uhh, umm, we think that would go just fine thanks!

Let us know how you like our paleo sesame snaps recipe by leaving a comment below! While you’re at it, do you have another classic snack you’d like to see us paleo-fy? We’ll do our best to make sure your lunch box snacks are full of yum and health!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla


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paleo sesame snaps
Serves 15
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 2 cups sesame seeds
  2. 1 cup almond meal
  3. 1/2 cup honey (use less if you want)
  4. 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Split the mixture in half and place one half between 2 pieces of baking paper.
  4. Roll out with a rolling pin to about 1/2 a centimetre (1/4 of an inch).
  5. Carefully peel off the top layer of baking paper and transfer to a baking tray.
  6. Repeat with the other half of the mixture.
  7. Place both baking trays into the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool completely before chopping or snapping into sesame snaps!
  1. This recipe also makes really delish breakfast cereal! Serve with coconut milk and fresh berries.
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Comments 52

  1. Hi girls, bit of a blog question for you… How did you get your cute little instagram grid on your blog? I wanna pretty up my blog 🙂 BTW, looooove this recipe, I was looking at these in the supermarket just the other day and was sad to put them back on the shelf cause of all the nasties in them so YAY, thanks!! x

  2. Hello Lovely Danni 🙂 🙂 It’s a widget called ‘Simply Instagram: My Latest Photo’ 🙂 Yay! So super glad you’re excited for the recipe!!!! xxx

  3. Thank you so much!! I’m currently banned from cooking cause I have a container of your Merrymaker bites in my freezer, Merrymaker mum caramel date slice AND some carrot coconut muffins at home… I just get so excited and cook up a storm, forgetting there are only two of us. Ooops!! But when I eat my way through this stash, I’m definitely making these!! x

  4. Hi, these look delish. I just popped over after hearing about you from a friend who attended the Raw Kinetics workshop the other day.

    Too bad these can’t go to school because of the almond meal, but I can see them being a good snack the rest of the time. Thanks!

  5. Hi Kirsten! Thank you for popping over, we’re glad you found us! We’ve actually had a few people mention this so we’re going to try it with out the nut meal and use coconut flour or something similar! We’ll keep you posted! e + c

  6. Hello beautiful Danni! Oh you make us laugh out loud! This comment had us in stitches!!!!! Tehehehehe! Your freezer sounds like it has all kinds of deliciousness in it :O hehehe e + c

  7. Your recipes always make my mouth water! I haven’t tried any because there are I ingredients I am allergic to. Like, dairy, eggs, almonds… Alternative suggestions are appreciated, lady rock stars! Thank you. ????

  8. Thanks for this great recipe. I’ll soon be changing from a very low carbohydrate way of eating and introducing some ‘natural’ sugars. This recipe will help with the transition.

  9. Hey Judy! all our recipes have no dairy! YAY! For almonds just replace with any other nut! We love using hazelnut meal instead of almond meal, makes a great taste! For eggs you can make an egg replacement with chia! 1 egg = 1 tbs chia + 3 tbs water! This is for baking only. Let us know how you go 🙂 Thank YOU! e + c x

  10. Have been wondering what to do with the 1kg of sesame seeds languishing in my cupboard, thanks!

  11. I’m going to try these but with sunflower seeds made into meal instead of the almonds.

    Look delicious!

  12. OMG!! I’m like a kid in a candy store! I’m watching my 1st batch cool from the other side of the kitchen bench, as I’ve not only licked the bowl clean, but started nibbling on them straight from the this rate, there won’t be any left for the kids lunch boxes tomorrow!! Thanks girls!

  13. Hi Louisa! Oh we know this act of licking the bowl VERY WELL! Sometimes we end up with only half a batch because we’ve eaten so much mixture :O We’re really glad to hear that you like the recipe! 🙂 e + c

  14. I’m not Paleo but try to avoid processed foods so a lot of the principles appeal to me. A lot of your recipes appeal to me too. This one was so simple it was almost too good to be true. Absolutely delicious – Thank you for sharing! I made a batch using black sesame seeds as well.

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    Hi Mb! That’s so great to hear. We’re so glad our recipes are quick + easy + most important delish! 🙂

  16. Hey girls, just wondering as i am allergic to almonds what would i use instead of the almond meal?

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  18. We’ve just made the switch to Paleo and finding it trickiest with my 4 year old who is used to having a sweet biscuit every now and then. Saw sesame snaps in the grocery store and thought, they’d be easy to make Paleo. Even easier because when I googled it your recipe came up top. Just pulled them out of the oven. So simple and so delish. Now, fingers crossed the 4yo likes them. Thanks ladies 🙂

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  20. Thanks for this recipe! I switched the almond meal with desiccated coconut and they are delicious (I work at a nut free preschool). They’re more soft than snappy, not sure if I didn’t cook them long enough or if it’s the coconut. But they still taste okay

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    Thanks so much for this comment Jane! really good to know! We haven’t made them since because they are too delicious and we eat too many hehe 😛

  22. these look super delicious but the one thing I’m struggling with is the problem that my daughters school is nut free so can’t send anything with almond meal in. What can I replace with?

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    Hi Jennie! We really must try make a nut free variety! We are thinking sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds ground up may be a good option. It is on the to make list! If you do have a go, let us know how you go!

  24. I am going to try these with pumpkin seed flour (finely ground pumpkin seeds). They look delicious!

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  26. These are wonderful and too easy to make. Do they store well or lose their ‘snap’?

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  30. Hey! These look great! I wanted to know if you guys use raw sunflower seeds or if you toast them first.

    Want wait to try these out 🙂

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  33. Dear Emma & Carla,
    Just made your lovley sesame snaps, so simple and taste wonderfull.
    Thank you : )

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  36. Hi Emma & Carla,
    just got your book in the post today and made these beautiful snaps. they taste delish – although hard to wait til they are cooled down 🙂 Mine were nice and crunchy once they cooled down but seem considerably drier to how yours look. I used maple syrup not honey – would this make a difference. Yours look like they have that nice sticky caramelised syrup between the sesame seeds… I know it’s just aesthetics but I’ve just started doing some food photography so my cooking is about appearance as well as flavour now 🙂

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    Hey Shelly! When you swap to other ingredients although they will work they may change a little. We bet they still looked DELISH! hehe. Maybe you could try again with a little extra maple if that is your sweetener preference. 🙂 YAY! If you like, you could send us a photo on Facebook so we can check them out!

  38. Wonderful recipe! Just a quick question; how long can these be kept for ? Can I keep them in the pantry for a while and how long would that be:)? I need to make quick snacks for my husband who struggles with my paleo life ????

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    They definitely don’t last as long as packaged products! 😛 We’d suggest keeping them for up to 5 days, might be better to store in fridge to ensure the freshness however they may lose some crunch! Still yum but! 🙂

  40. Tried the sesame snap recipe earlier this week and absolutely love them!
    I’ve been sharing the recipe with everyone, they’re just so delicious and easy!
    Whipping up a batch today to share with friends. As much as I don’t want to give them away, others need to experience the deliciousness of these snacks. ????
    Thanks for the recipe

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  42. I’ve made these several times and they truly are delicious. This time somehow I managed to lower the temperature of my oven to 300F… and it took quite a bit longer to bake (duh)… for the last 2 minutes I cranked the heat back up to 350F and it ended up being the best batch I’ve ever made…. I’m going to continue doing that…
    On another note, I offered one (yes, just one) to a workmate today and he said he was too fat so declined and it occurred to me that there is no nutritional information attached to the recipe… not that I truly care, but what is the caloric value?

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    Hey JoAnn! Sounds like you’ve worked out a good timing! Yay! We don’t share numbers on calories/carbs/protein/sugar etc. We focus on adding more good ingredients and only using real food. In our past, counting calories has not served us and we became quite obsessed with it (there’s more on that story if you google merrymakers lose period), that’s why we choose not to have that info on our site 🙂

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