Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sesame Chews

I often see sesame candy in the store but they almost all have honey in them..drats!! So my next line of thinking was obvious-make them myself. They take more time to cool and set up then they do to actually make so the only drawback is the time you spend waiting (daydreaming) to eat this delicious chewy candy.

Nutty, chewy sesame candies scented with floral hints of cinnamon, cloves and allspice.

Sesame Chews
1/4 cup organic light brown sugar
3/4 cup light agave nectar
1 1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of allspice
pinch of cloves
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp maple extract
1/4 tsp baking soda

Line a 8x8" baking dish with parchment or foil and grease heavily.
In a medium-sized pot, combine the brown sugar and agave and bring to a boil. Add the sesame seeds, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and stir. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and add the extracts and baking soda. Stir quickly to combine and pour into the baking dish. Do not flatten out the candy, let it fall where it may and leave alone. Let it sit on the counter top for 30 minutes, uninterrupted. Transfer to the fridge and chill for one hour.
When ready, remove from the baking dish and parchment and use a sharp knife to cut small squares. Keep in an air-tight container with pieces of parchment in between each layer.

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