Greek Pasteli (Sesame Seed & Honey Snacks)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by All-Natural-Nut

While in Greece I saw this "candy" that I loved from childhood...little bites of sesame and honey that were soft because they did not have any sugar. Inspired, I set out to see if I could buy them in the US but found instead that they are incredibly easy to make! So here is a recipe adapted from one found on Each bar is 30 grams, which is a typical food bar you would get in the health food store.

Top Review by championbee

We made these tasty treats for Greek nite - they were a hit and they last forever so we enjoyed them for days afterwards. I'm about the make them again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy pan, bring the honey and water to "firm ball stage" (130 degrees C/250 degrees F).
  2. Take off the heat and stir in the sesame seeds and lemon zest.
  3. On a flat marble surface (or metal trays moistened with water, or a layer of parchment) spread the mixture evenly with a spatula or knife (or try a rolling pin) to 1 cm (1/4 inch) thickness.
  4. Before it cools, cut into squares (try a pizza cutter).
  5. When it is completely cool, wrap the squares in waxed paper and store in a covered container.

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