Saturday, March 19, 2016

Oatmeal Sesame Bars

This easy recipe is a variation of yesterdays Butterscotch Oat Bars - but with the addition of sesame seeds. This makes a huge amount - and a wonderful snack! It freezes well for lunch box totes or backpack hikes.

(Thats my chirpy little blogger” voice talking. The truth is, I don’t have a moment to make these #@! things (see Guilt-Ridden Note). We’re readying the garden for Spring - if it ever comes! With no photos of today’s recipe, here’s the view from our doorstep ... Does this this look like the onset of Spring to you??? Florida, it ain’t.)

News Item: Avalanche swallows hapless Blogger 

Oatmeal Sesame Bars:

3/4 c. (175 mL) butter or margarine
1-1/2 c. (355 mL) lightly packed brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. (8 mL) vanilla
2-1/4 c. (530 mL) large-flake (not instant) oats
3/4 c. (175 mL) sesame seeds
3/4 tsp. (4 mL) baking powder

Preheat oven to 375 deg. F. Line a 15x10 in. (38x25 cm) baking sheet with parchment. In large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter or margarine. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Cook 2-to-3 min. on medium heat, allowing mixture to bubble. In a large bowl, combine oats, sesame seeds, and baking powder. Add to saucepan all at once, blending thoroughly. 

Working quickly, spoon into spray-greased pan, pressing flat and even with large spatula. Bake 7-to-10 min., or until golden. Cool on wire rack. Score lightly before bars harden completely. Cut into 2x1 in. (5x2.5 cm) bars. Or larger. Yields 3-to-4 doz. of the larger ones. 

Guilt-Ridden Note: How could I not bake these and not take a few photos? So I did - better late than never.

Melt butter. 

Let butter, brown sugar, and vanilla bubble 2-to-3 min.

Add sesame seeds.

And rolled pats and baking powder.

Combine well, spooning out onto baking sheet.

Flatten with large plastic or metal spatula.

Ron couldnt wait!


  1. Indeed a fantastic post! Liked this a lot and will love to try it for my son’s 5th birthday bash next week. We will be hosting this event at one of his favorite outdoor lofty spaces. Thanks a lot for such a great inspiration!

  2. Thanks for the note, Mark. And a happy 5th birthday to your boy! xox Nicole


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