Crunchy Sesame Seed Candy

Recipe by Mercy
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Coat a 9-inch-square baking pan or dish with oil or non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Put the sesame seeds into an ungreased 10-inch skillet (preferably one with a non-stick surface) and stir them over medium-high heat for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and aromatic.
  • Temporarily transfer the seeds (they will be hot) to a bowl, making sure that none are left in the skillet; set aside.
  • Put the honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger into the skillet and mix them well.
  • Slowly bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • As soon as the entire mixture comes to a full rolling boil, cook it vigorously for exactly 2 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and immediately stir in the sesame seeds until well mixed.
  • Quickly turn out the hot mixture into the prepared pan and use a metal spatula that has been dipped into cold water to press the candy into a very smooth and even layer.
  • Cool the candy in the pan for l5 minutes, or until it is solid but still lukewarm.
  • Run the spatula around the edge of the candy to loosen it.
  • Then turn out the whole slab of candy onto a wooden board or other cutting surface.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the large square of warm candy into very small squares, diamonds, or rectangles.
  • Cool the candies completely; then store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • If a professional look is desired, roll each cooked candy in a small piece of stiff cellophane and twist the ends.
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