Sesame Peanut Candy

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
YIELD: 30 pieces




  • Combine sugar, vinegar and water in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring just until sugar dissolves.
  • Continue to cook without stirring until mixture boils.
  • Allow to boil without stirring until mixture is golden and reaches 300° F on a candy thermometer, about ten minutes.
  • While the sugar mixture is boiling, generously butter an 11" x 7" baking pan.
  • Sprinkle half the sesame seeds and all of the peanuts evenly onto the pan.
  • When the sugar mixture has reached the requisite temperature, carefully (nasty burn if spilled) pour the sugar mixture over the nuts in the baking pan.
  • Smooth the surface with the back of a buttered wooden spoon.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds and cool slightly.
  • While candy is still warm, cut into 2" by 1" pieces and then allow to cool completely in the pan.
  • Remove from pan and enjoy!