In this version of the favorite treat, popped kaniwa is used instead of puffed rice. The bars are both crispy and gooey, and they're naturally sweetened with honey. Kaniwa is nutritionally superior to rice as it contains all essential amino acids alongside fiber and micronutrients. Sesame, on other hand, is packed with healthy fats and other nutrients.
- Add the tahini paste, honey, and vanilla extract to a small saucepan and heat it up over low heat until everything is smooth and warm.(5 minutes)
- Place the sesame seeds and kaniwa pop to a bowl. Pour the tahini honey mixture over them. Give it a mix until well combined and completely covered.(3 minutes)
- Transfer the mixture into a parchment paper lined, 8x8-inch baking dish. Press it down with a wooden spoon so that it evenly covers the bottom of the baking dish.(2 minutes)
- Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Then slice into bars and enjoy!(2 hours)