Chewy sesame sticks are my take on one of The Boys favourite snacks. He loves sesame seed snaps from our local Indian & Continental store. I’ve been trying to recreate them. My first attempt went a little bit wrong when I added maple syrup in an effort to make them taste even better. The result was that they didn’t set hard and crispy like sesame seed snaps should. I poured them far too thick as well which meant that they were chewy and stretchy instead of crispy and crunchy.
Surprisingly enough, even though they were not what I was actually making – they still tested good. Like a cross between those penny toffees in the Quality Street and the sesame snaps that The Boy loves so much. We were all suitably impressed, although one is enough or you might jam your mouth together! Chewy sesame sticks are a great solution for keeping the kids entertained for a bit! With little mouths stuffed full of sticky goodness you can have a quiet five minutes and be safe in the knowledge that they are eating something that is much better than anything shop bought! You don’t need to say no to sweet treats again.
- 4tbsp unrefined golden sugar
- 1tbsp maple syrup
- 3tbsp honey (I used black forest honey for a deeper flavour)
- 100g sesame seeds
- heat the sugar, maple syrup & honey in a pan until it is bubbling, thick and a light caramel colour
- remove from the heat
- quickly stir in the sesame seeds
- pour into a small foil tray (164 x 100mm) that has been sprayed with cake release spray
- leave to set for approx 5 hours
- after 2 hours, score the top into 10 thin strips so they can be easily shaped later
- once set, cut into strips and twist them around so they look like spirals
- leave to set in the fridge again for about an hour after handling (wear rubber gloves, it gets sticky!)