Meni-Meniyong(Mali Sesame Honey Candy)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Meni-meniyong is a wonderful Malinese sesame-honey sweet. It's easy to make and is great for kids and adults alike.You can easily half or double this recipe. Addictingly good.


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. Spread the sesame seeds on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and cool.
  3. Heat the honey and butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until it bubbles and darkens somewhat, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Stir the toasted sesame seeds into honey mixture. Spread the mass onto a buttered baking sheet to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Cool until it is just warm and cut into finger-sized pieces. Cool completely and serve.
  5. Variations.
  6. •For a tasty coating that will keep fingers less sticky, roll the candy in more toasted sesame seeds to coat after cutting it into pieces.


Most Helpful

This did not turn out at all. I'm guessing the proportions must be off, because it was a gooey mess that never did solidify enough to cut into pieces or even roll into balls. I finally salvaged it by adding almond meal and grated coconut, and eventually got it to rollable consistency, but it was a completely different recipe by then. Sorry, I won't be making this again.

Annie L. February 09, 2016

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