Black Sesame Energy Bars (5 ingredients)

Black Sesame Energy Bars (5 ingredients)

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Do you love black sesame as I do? Then I’ll say that these Black Sesame Energy Bars would become one of your favorite snacks! They are full of the earthy black sesame flavor and only require 5 ingredients. Shall we?

黑芝麻能量棒 Black Sesame Energy Bars

Black Sesame Energy Bars

I love black sesame. It’s kind of a deep earthy flavor that specifically in Asia. It has its own unique “characteristic” that I could not find in other food. And that’s this “characteristic” that makes it stand out, becoming a hero in many cuisine and recipes, including this recipe.

This recipe starts at 2:07
黑芝麻能量棒 Black Sesame Energy Bars

Energy bars are introduced from the western world. There are tons of flavors, including peanut butter, chocolate, and almond butter, etc. However, I haven’t really seen the black sesame ones.

So I thought, why not? And here it is!

黑芝麻能量棒 Black Sesame Energy Bars

Only 5 ingredients!

As I mentioned in the intro, there are only 5 ingredients in these black sesame energy bars. If you are familiar with energy bars, you probably have already guessed some of these ingredients: black sesame paste, rolled oats, walnuts, dates, and chia seeds.

Oh right, you know I love to add a tiny pinch of salt to my recipes, but that’s totally optional. But if you got the time (and the salt), just add it in.

黑芝麻能量棒 Black Sesame Energy Bars

They are really easy to make, as the other tons of many other energy bar recipes. However, I think the most valuable part of these recipes is the ratio.

Black sesame tastes a bit bitter on its own, so finding the balance is the most important thing taste-wise. As for the texture, I don’t like things too mushy, so they are not. These black sesame bars (or squares) still has a little crunchiness from the nuts and softness from the dates.

I decorate them with a sprinkle of coconut flakes just for the picturesque reason. The black sesame energy bars taste amazing on their own.

黑芝麻能量棒 Black Sesame Energy Bars

They are simple but really delicious … at least in my opinion. Sometimes we don’t need complications, right?

If you haven’t taste black sesame paste on its own, I hope you could give it try first You probably will be a little bit surprised by its flavor (in a good way, I hope). Then you could go on to try to mix it in different recipes, like this one!

By the way, if you haven’t tried my Peanut Butter Energy Bars, I would highly recommend to put them into your next-to-do list. And if you’re into carrot cake, check out the Carrot Oatmeal Energy Bars.

All righty, let’s do this first!

Some Few Final Thoughts:

  • I usually make a small amount at one time since I often only make them for my own, one single lonely (just kidding) person. But if you have an extended family, then I would recommend to double or triple the recipe.
  • As mentioned above, the amount of ingredients in my recipes is not much. So if you make the same small amount, you will need a small food processor to make it work. I use my beloved Magimix with its small bowl. You could use a mini food processor as well. If you don’t have a small food processor at hand, I will also suggest doubling the recipe.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag @Barrelleaf + #barrelleaf on Instagram. I always love to see them and to know how it goes.

黑芝麻能量棒 Black Sesame Energy Bars

你像我一樣愛黑芝麻嗎? 那麼我想這個黑芝麻能量棒可能會變成你最愛的點心之一! 它有著濃濃的芝麻味與淡淡的堅果滋味,而且只需要 5 樣食材,來看看它吧!
Do you love black sesame as I do? Then I'll say that these Black Sesame Energy Bars would become one of your favorite snacks! They are full of the earthy black sesame flavor and only require 5 ingredients. Shall we?
作者: Nora Hsu
準備5 minutes
Freezing10 minutes
料理別: Gluten-Free, vegan
Keyword: 10 ingredients or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, no-bake, vegan
份量: 4 people


  • 30 g pitted dates 去籽椰棗乾
  • 35 g walnuts 核桃
  • 30 g rolled oats 傳統燕麥片
  • 1 Tbsp ground chia seeds 奇亞籽粉
  • 2.5 Tbsp black sesame paste 黑芝麻醬
  • A pinch salt 1 小撮鹽


  • 將去籽椰棗乾放入食物處理機中切細碎
  • 接著放入除了芝麻醬之外的食材,繼續用處理機攪打至像麵包屑的質地
  • 加入黑芝麻醬,再攪打混合均勻至混合物看起來有點溼黏、用手指按壓混合物可成團的質地。若太乾,加少許飲用水混合幫助黏成團
  • 取一長條麵模,裡頭鋪烘焙紙,將混合物填壓入模具內
  • 放入冷凍 10-15 分鐘,至凝固即可取出,切塊享用。你可以再加其它你喜歡的點綴物,我是加了烤椰子乾片

English Version

  • Add the pitted dates to a food processor to chop finely.
  • Then add the rest ingredients EXCEPT the black sesame paste . Continue to process until the mixture looks like bread crumbs.
  • Add the black sesame paste in and go on to process again until the mixture start to looks sticky. Test by press the mixture between your fingers and it could stick together. If not, add a dash of water and process again to help to bind.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Transfer the mixture to the pan and press down with a spatula or a spoon.
  • Place it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set up. Once it's set, take it out, remove from the pan, and chop them into squares or long bar shapes to enjoy. You can add other toppings to decorate if you want. I add a handful of toasted coconut flakes.



  • 放入密封盒中,冷藏保存約可放 1 週,冷凍 2 週
  • Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 1 week or 2 weeks in the freezer.
  • Video – This recipe starts at 2:07


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