Every little Jewish kid who grew up in the States always had a Candy Man in shul. He was the old guy who always had hard candies in his pocket for the kids. And those candies usually were the hard little sesame brittle bars that got wedged in between your teeth and under your fillings. Make some of these to bring back memories.
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- 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- 2Place the sesame sees on a large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan and toast them in the oven for 15 minutes.
- 3Place the seeds in a 3 quart pan. Add the sugar, corn syrup, 1/3 cup water and margarine to the sesame seeds.
- 4Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- 5Once it's come to the boil, continue to cook without stirring until the temperature reaches 270 degrees F on a candy thermometer or until a small amount of the mixture forms a ball when dropped into very cold water. (I don't have a candy thermometer, so I use the ball test.) This can take 15 to 20 minutes or more. The ball should be "plastic" in texture but should hold the ball shape.
- 6Grease a jelly roll pan.
- 7Stir the baking soda into the sesame seed mixture and pour into the jelly roll pan.
- 8Spread the mixture with a metal spatula so it is 1/4 inch thick.
- 9Cool completely and then break into pieces.
- 10Don't forget to brush your teeth well after munching on these.
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Nutritional Facts for Sesame Brittle
Serving Size: 1 (14 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 64
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 56.1
- Calories from Fat 23
- Total Fat 2.6 g
- Saturated Fat 0.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 27.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 8.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
- Sugars 4.5 g
- Protein 0.8 g