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Honey Sesame Seed Crackers

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When you’re in the snacking mood but still want something healthy and delicious, reach for a handful of these homemade honey sesame seed crackers. They’re totally addicting, AND good for you too!

Closeup photo of homemade honey sesame seed crackers.

It is because of my love of those yummy little sesame seed snacks you can purchase at the store that I came up with my own version of Honey Sesame Seed Crackers.

After I made these, I actually had to put a *save* note on these so my family didn’t gobble them all up before I could take the photos.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Homemade Honey Sesame Seed Crackers is available at the end of this post. 

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The ingredient list for making homemade honey sesame seed crackers;

  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Spelt Flour (or additional Whole Wheat Flour)
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Coconut Palm Sugar (or Brown Sugar)
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Sesame Oil
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Ice Water

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

  • Food Processor or Pastry Blender
  • Pastry Wheel or Paring Knife
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking Sheets
  • Parchment Paper
  • Pastry Brush
  • Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Plastic Wrap

Why this recipe works;

If you’re anything like me, when faced with a crunchy snack mix assortment, I’m the one who picks out all the sesame seed crackers before anyone else can get to them.

(Yes, I’m also the girl who picks out all the cashews in an assorted nut mix too, but shhh, don’t tell anybody!)

These honey sesame seed crackers are easy to make, sweet and crunchy, and you know exactly what ingredients are in them. They’re not filled with grocery store shelf-stable ingredients you can’t pronounce.

You can also make them whatever shapes you like. Why not make them extra fun by using mini cookie cutters to personalize them for the kid’s lunch boxes this school year?!!

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The easy instructions;

  • Pulse the flours, baking soda, salt, butter, and honey together in a food processor (or use a pastry blender), until the mixture resembles wet sand.
  • Transfer the dough to a bowl and stir in the sesame seeds.
  • Form the dough into a flat disc and refrigerate at least 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • Once chilled, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/8″ thickness.
  • Use a pastry wheel, paring knife, or cookie cutter to cut the crackers into your desired shapes.
  • Transfer the crackers onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Stir together the honey and water and brush over unbaked crackers.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the crackers from the oven and brush them again with the honey-water.
  • Return the crackers to the oven for bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until firm and golden.
  • Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

These are totally addicting, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Homemade Honey Sesame Seed Crackers

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

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Homemade Honey Sesame Seed Crackers

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
When you want a snack that's sweet, savory, totally addicting, and yet still good for you, whip up a batch of these honey sesame seed crackers. You'll be glad you did!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Additional Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Snacks and Munchies
Servings 5 cups
Calories 18 kcal


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour I used whole grain sprouted wheat flour, plus more for rolling.
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour or if you’d rather you can use 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar I used coconut palm sugar
  • 1 stick of cold butter cut into 8 tablespoons
  • 4 tablespoons honey divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 cups toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 tablespoons ice water divided


  • In a food processor, or by hand a in a large
    bowl using a pastry blender, pulse/blend the flours, baking soda, salt, brown
    sugar until it forms a sand-like consistency.
  • Add in the butter, 2 tablespoons honey, sesame
    oil and 3 tablespoons ice water. Pulse/blend until the dough comes together into a slightly sticky ball, but one that holds together nicely.
  • Add the sesame seeds to the dough and using a
    wooden spoon and fold them thoroughly into the dough.
  • Form the dough into a disc and wrap it in
    plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Roll the chilled dough out onto a lightly
    floured surface to 1/8" thickness.
  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • Using a pizza cutter or pastry wheel, cut the
    dough into whatever size shapes you like. I cut mine into approximately 1"
  • Transfer the crackers onto a parchment-lined
    baking sheet.
  • Mix together 2 tablespoons honey and 1
    tablespoon water. *Note – It's easier to mix if you place it in a microwave for just a few seconds.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the
    crackers with half of the honey mixture.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes and then
    remove the crackers and brush them again with the remaining honey mixture.
  • Return the crackers to the oven for another
    10-15 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.


Serving: 15crackersCalories: 18kcalCarbohydrates: 2gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 31mg
Keyword homemade crackers, honey sesame seed crackers, sesame seed crackers
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 25th of November 2021

I was wonderin if you could reduce or leave out the honey and add some spices to make a savory cracker....I like a mix of both!!! lol


Thursday 25th of November 2021

Hi, Aliyanna! You can definitely reduce the honey but I wouldn't leave it out totally because that's what helps act as glue to hold the dough together. As far as spices, feel free to play around with the ones you like best. I'll bet turmeric would be wonderful in these. Just make sure not to go overboard with the dry spices and use them sparingly for the first batch. I hope this helps. Enjoy the recipe, Renee

Tayler Ross

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Just in time for soup season! These crackers look so delicious and I can't wait to try them!


Wednesday 14th of August 2019

These would be amazing with soup! I'll need to try that myself. LOL Thanks, Tayler!

Claudia Lamascolo

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Well I guess i hit the jackpot, my snack is always crackers and then I love sesame seeds, I love the alternative ingredients and I will try them today! thanks


Wednesday 14th of August 2019

Thanks so much, Claudia! I love sesame seeds too. Enjoy the recipe! Renee


Wednesday 5th of February 2014

What cute little crackers! I love the sesame seed ones too, and with that extra sweetness, I could just nibble my way through that entire bowlful!

Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes

Wednesday 5th of February 2014

I have always wanted to make my own crackers and this recipe is awesome!! Great gameday snack!! (really a great anytime anywhere snack... just saying)