Sesame Honey Treats

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Prep time
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time30 minutes


Gently toasted sesame seeds, honey, and sea salt are the simplest ingredients for a natural sesame candy that originally hails from Greece. Mix in flax seeds or other nuts/seeds of choice with sesame seeds, simply reducing the total amount of sesame seeds. Dried cranberries (added after toasting) or other chopped dried fruit are also a delicious addition. A treat for the whole family.


2 cups
sesame seeds (hulled)
1/2 cup
sea salt (to taste)


Grease a sheet of parchment paper or a baking sheet with olive oil and set aside.

Heat a skillet over medium heat until it becomes hot to the touch. Pour sesame seeds into the hot pan and stir them continuously with wooden spoon until they’re well-toasted and golden-brown in color – about 4-6 minutes. Stir honey and a pinch of sea salt into the toasted sesame seeds and continue to stir until they become well-coated and the mixture stiffens – about 3-5 minutes.

Pour the mixture of honey and sesame seeds onto your parchment paper and pat down with the wooden spoon. When cool to the touch, but still warm enough to be malleable, grease your fingers with olive oil and roll the pieces of honey candy into small, round balls. Or simply allow to cool and break pieces into brittle. Store in covered container.