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Old 05-05-2006, 03:38 PM
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Sesame Snacks

I was at an outfitter today picking up some more gear - as a matter of necessity (IMO ), and I decided to grab some Loucks Sesame Snaps on the way out.

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It occurred to me that there may be some here who don't know what they are.

I've taken them on trips because they are calorie-dense and have an acceptable taste to them.

You get 230 calories out of a tiny little package - weight = 1.4 ounces. This little snack even has 6g of protein, and they are inexpensive.

For you "Betty Crocker" types, there are recipes out there to make them yourself.

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Old 05-06-2006, 06:50 PM
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I think it is Marzsit who always carries them-very old school, but great trail food. I love to mooch them I never think to go get any!
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Old 05-06-2006, 08:22 PM
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I've never seen these in new england. Are they like a Nature Valley granola bar, made with sesame seeds instead of oats?
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:22 PM
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Slightly chewy, sticky, soft and good all in one..and a big no-no with dental fillings..lol!
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:32 PM
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OK, it is nothing like a hard, dry, crunchy granola bar. Next time I place an order with REI, I may give these a try. You've piqued my curiosity.
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:29 PM
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They're pretty good. I take them every trip and munch on them at home. My GF thinks I'm a bit crazy.
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:22 PM
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I found another sesame snack bar to share with you... It's called Bumble Bar™.

The ingredients of the Almond Bumble Bar™ are:

Organic sesame seed, organic brown rice syrup, organic almonds, organic evaporated cane juice, organic flax seed, organic vanilla extract, sea salt, organic ground cinnamon, and tocopherol.

They come in various flavors. I've tasted the almond bar and liked it!

They a nutritious and make a good snack on the trail.

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Old 12-02-2006, 06:31 PM
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Recently, I came across this recipe:

Toast in a 350* oven:
2 cups sesame seeds for 15 minutes.

Mix the sesame seeds and 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts of choice.

In a large frying pan put:
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon

Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Cook for 2 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and quickly stir in seeds and nuts.
Using a silicone spatula, press onto a buttered cookie sheet or pan (9x13-14 size). Press firmly and evenly down.
Let cool at room temperature for 15 minutes, then cut into pieces. When firm, wrap with plastic.
I'd probably line the pan with parchment paper that was sprayed with Pam instead. Just to cut down on fat (though these are not low fat ;-) with the nuts and seeds!)

They are pretty close to the commercial product
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:36 PM
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Thanks for the recipe.

I really like the ingredients of the Bumble Bar™ - which I would include if I were making them.

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Old 12-02-2006, 06:42 PM
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Wouldn't be hard to make the Bumble ones, Flax seed is easy to find these days. Intresting they put Vitamin E in the bars, most likely to help preserve them. Good choice on it.
I was at my favorite health food grocery this afternoon and can waste an hour just standing there dreaming of the things I can make. I found some very spicy organic cinnamon powder Yum!
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