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Black Sesame Candy by theresahelmer Black Sesame Candy by theresahelmer
Black Sesame Candy ~ This is a childhood candy and I LOVE this candy so is how....

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2 C Sesame Seeds (regular or black)
1 C Light brown sugar
3/4 C Water
4 Tablespoons honey


1. In a large skillet, roast sesame seeds over low heat until they start to pop. They should become fragment after 4 or 5 minutes. Remove seeds from heat and reserve.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, water and honey over low heat.
3. Stir often until sugar is melted, making sure that the syrup does not burn.
4. Remove from heat when the syrup is thick (about 5-7 minutes).
5. Immediately pour sesame seeds into syrup, mixing to combine.
6. Spread the sesame seed and syrup mixture onto a cookie sheet that is either greased or lined with parchment paper.
7. Place another piece of parchment paper on top and roll gently with a rolling pin to flatten the top of the candy.
8. Let candy cool about 5 minutes and then cut with a sharp knife into 1-inch squares or smaller rectangles. (Grease the knife if you are having a hard time cutting through).
9. Cool completely and enjoy or store in an airtight container.

Some Facts about Sesame Seeds:

Sesame seeds are one of the oldest condiments known to man- they were first recorded as a crop in Babylon over 4,000 years ago. It has remained a popular spice in the Middle and Near East. Its use in cooking spread through Africa and Asia and finally to other parts of the world.

Sesame oil is resistant to rancidity, so it had particular value in ancient times.

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sylverphoenix Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I love sesame candy, but I had no idea that they had black too. Does it have a different taste or is it just aesthetic? The presentation of this is lovely too!
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
they taste the same. thank you very much for your kind words
MagicDoughnuts Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've made this before for a school project, and it was a huge hit, and to see this as a picture is awesome!
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so much for sharing that with me, i am glad it was a huge hit
MagicDoughnuts Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem. I love it!
Sam262 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I had never eaten this candy looking at the pic an recipe I change my mind Thanks for it
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured here ~ [link] ~
Eyra9 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I ┤ve just seen this and thought that I have to try it out, it took my some time but it was soooooo delicious! I really want to thank you for the recipe. ( I also have one question, do you have a link for all the other recipes you do because I would like to try them out).
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
WOW, i am so happy you tried it, they are super delicious right? (and a very healthy snack). as far as other, i am afraid you have to give this old lady a break, typing out a recipes isn't as easy as one think. If you want to make anything that i've posted here, use YouTube as your go-to references, that's what i do anyways.
Eyra9 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Oh sorry of course, I forget, it must really be long and tiring to write all the recipes for the dessert. Why request was kinda foolish.
Thank you anywhy, I looked on youtube and found most of the recipe.
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