Easy Homemade Sesame Stick Snack Recipe

Easy Homemade Sesame Stick Snack Recipe

Craving a crunchy, savory snack? Look no further than these homemade sesame stick recipe! This easy-to-follow recipe allows you to create a healthier version of the popular store-bought treat right in your own kitchen.

Crafting the perfect sesame stick can be a bit tricky, especially when it comes to shape. While mass-produced snacks have uniformity on their side, homemade versions offer something even better: customization and freshness. Don’t worry if your sesame sticks aren’t perfectly uniform – their rustic charm is part of their appeal!

The key to success lies in finding the right balance between taste and texture. After some experimentation, we’ve discovered that frying these little gems results in a crispy, light snack that closely resembles the beloved store-bought version. Plus, by making them at home, you have full control over the ingredients and seasonings.

Irresistible Homemade Sesame Sticks Recipe


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (about 5 ounces; 142g)
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds (about 2 ounces; 57g)
  • 1/4 cup fine cracked wheat (about 1.5 ounces; 43g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon beet root powder (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) sesame oil (plain, not toasted finishing oil)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) plus 2 tablespoons water
  • Canola oil, for frying


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sesame seeds, cracked wheat, turmeric, beet powder (if using), garlic powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly to ensure even distribution of spices.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together sesame oil and water. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until a cohesive dough forms. Use your hands to knead any remaining bits into the dough.
  3. Divide the dough in half and shape each portion into a 3/4-inch-thick disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes to firm up the dough for easier rolling.
  4. Pour canola oil into a large pot or deep-sided skillet, filling it to a depth of 1 1/2 inches. Heat the oil to 350°F (177°C) over medium heat. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a knife or pizza cutter, slice the dough into small rectangles (approximately 1/4-inch by 3/4-inch). For a more authentic look, quickly roll each piece between your palms to form thin rods.
  6. Working in batches, carefully add the shaped dough to the hot oil. Fry for about 90 seconds, stirring occasionally, until they turn a deep golden brown. Use a slotted spoon or spider to transfer the fried sesame sticks to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, allowing the oil to return to 350°F between batches.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
122 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 442mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 74mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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