If there’s a candy bar that throws me back into childhood it’s definitely sesame brittle. As a young girl, I loved these dense treats with golden sesame seeds and a crackling caramel texture. There was also a version with nuts, which I did not like as much, but in general the idea of a dense caramel-y candy is something I like also as an adult.
Recently I decided to try to recreate these sesame brittle at home, and instead of just using sesame – I combined it with nuts nut candy. This is the kind of recipe that can be easily prepared at home, with only 4 ingredients.
I like to combine different kinds of nuts and sesame seeds (and the most delicious to my taste are peanuts, cashews and hazelnuts), and together with maple syrup these brittle bandies are simply a disaster to your diet.
Sesame and Nut Brittle
20*20 cm square pan
200 grams while nuts (any type you like, you can mix)
100 grams (1/2 cup) sesame seeds
1/4 tsp. salt
60 ml. (1/4 cup) maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 160c degrees and grease the pan.
- In a medium bowl place nuts, sesame seeds, salt and maple and mix well until everything is covered in maple.
- Transfer the mixture to the pan and press firmly (!) to the bottom.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and fragrant.
- Cool completely and break into asymmetric pieces. Do not bother trying to cut with a knife into beautiful squares 😉
- Keep in a sealed jar.
- Keep the brittle in a jar for up to two weeks.
- You can use any type of nuts you like. It is important to use natural nuts and not roasted. I combined between peanuts and hazelnuts.
- If using large nuts such as walnuts or pecans it is recommended to break them slightly.
- Instead of sesame, coconut can be used in the same amount.
- Instead of maple, you can use honey or date syrup in the same amount.
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