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Honey Sesame Seed Candy

Sandi Gaertner
A deliciously sweet sesame seed candy that is also naturally gluten free and vegan. It makes a great holiday gift.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cooling 20 mins
Course Gluten Free Candy Recipes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 64
Calories 42 kcal


  • 2 cups sesame seeds * see note
  • ½ cup honey * see note
  • ½ cup brown sugar dark or light
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


  • Spray a cookie sheet or dish with non-stick spray.
  • In a non-stick pan, toast your sesame seeds over medium heat
  • In a pot, add the honey, brown sugar, and spices. Cook on medium stirring constantly. Allow this mixture to rolling boil and time it for 2 minutes.
  • When the two minutes are over, remove the skillet from the heat and add the sesame seeds. Mix well.
  • Quickly pour the mixture quickly onto the prepared pan. With a metal spoon or spatula that has been dipped into cold water, press the candy into the pan so that there is an even, smooth layer.
  • Let the candy cool for 15 minutes, or until itis only lukewarm to the touch. Carefully turn it onto the cookie sheet and cut it with a knife or small cookie cutters before it hardens too much.
  • Lay pieces of the sesame candy on a large piece of wax paper. Cut around each candy allowing room for folding. Fold the wax paper over each piece of candy and twist the edges to close it. This should make roughly 64 pieces of candy.


  1. You can use white or black sesame seeds. You want them raw so you can freshly toast them for this recipe.
  2. You can use any honey, there is no need to use expensive honey. Just make sure to use real honey with no corn syrup.
  3. This candy will keep up to 2 weeks in an air-tight container.


Serving: 1gCalories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
Keyword honey sesame candy, sesame seed candy, sesame seed candy recipe
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