Sesame Honey Bites & Sesame Molasses Bites

Last week when I posted 5 Lies You’ve Been Told About Calcium, I shared a chart showing the amounts of calcium in foods. Sesame seeds topped the list! So when you eat these, ditch the calcium supplements that day – you won’t need them (hooray for eating food rather than supplements!).

I googled “sesame candy” and came across a recipe that I tweaked enough I can call it my own. I ended up with two recipes since I had both white and black sesame seeds on hand.

I teased those of you on Facebook earlier when I posted photos of the end result (sorry!) – so here are the recipes you have been waiting for!

Sesame Honey Bites

1. Butter well a 9″ square pan. Set aside.

2. In a large cast iron skillet set to medium heat melt 2 TBSP butter (I use KerryGold pastured butter).

3. Add 2 cups white sesame seeds (mine were raw which is why they are so white). Stir until coated in butter.

4. Heat for 5-7 minutes or until some of them are starting to turn golden. The calcium isn’t destroyed by heat, so feel free to brown yours a little more.

5. Oops! I meant to take a photo of the nice creamy white blob of honey, but I already started mixing it in when I thought to take a photo of this step. Anyways, this step is: Add 1 cup honey and stir in the sesame seeds until melted throughout. We lovelovelove this honey which is found here: Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey. We just got 6 jars delivered today…yum.

6. Add 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. Stir until equally distributed through the sesame seed and honey mixture.

7. Transfer to the buttered pan (step 1) and smooth out as flat as you can. You don’t have to be too particular, it’s easily molded once it cools. Let set until warm, no longer hot, about 15-20 minutes. (This photo came out nice and golden looking due to flash).

8. Using a spatula on the side of the pan (I used a small 1″ spatula) run along the edges and overturn onto a large sheet of parchment paper.  You may need to help it along. Don’t sweat it if it doesn’t fall perfectly flat or aligned, it’s easily reshaped.

Cut into 1″ strips.

9. Cut the strips to make 1″ squares. Transfer to parchment paper-lined airtight container. I had to make several layers inside my container, but they all fit.

Makes about three dozen. Hard to get an accurate count because my kids kept snagging them (okay, I was responsible for half a dozen myself!).

They are as delicious as they look. They are soft and somewhat pliable, but stay all in one piece. They aren’t hard at all like those crunchy candies – they would be if you used sugar, though, but I used all honey.

Now aren’t these more appetizing than a calcium tablet? ;)

Now for the molasses recipe…

Sesame Molasses Bites

Follow the above recipe with these exceptions:

Use black sesame seeds for this recipe.

In step 2 replace the 2 TBSP butter with 1 TBSP butter and 1 TBSP coconut oil. I like Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil (they are currently having a B1G1 sale on their pints!).

In step 5 replace the 1 cup honey with 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup molasses.

YUM!

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Sesame Honey Bites & Sesame Molasses Bites — 18 Comments

  1. Hi! I found you through The Homeschool Lounge and this recipe looks delicious. I love sesame seed and have just received 5 lb in the mail. I wondered if you might be interested in doing a recipe feature exchange. I would make this recipe and feature it from your site. And then you could find a recipe on my site, create it and feature it on the same day. Let me know what you think. Here is my email address – savannahmcqueen@ymail.com

  2. Hi! Just tried the regular version tonight…I am bummed, they have cooled but are so gooey still. I can’t figure out what I did wrong…I went back over the recipe and I did exact. I guess I’ll just put in the fridge and cut straight from the pan? Please let me know if you have any pointers for next time :) Thanks!

  3. I made these today with the molasses/honey version and they were really good. I even decided to experiment a little and sprinkled chia seeds on top when they had cooled a little bit. They stuck on top and it still tasted great!

  4. I’ve been looking for a sesame seed recipe and these look so yummy! But, I thought that you couldn’t get the benefits of sesame seeds unless they were ground (like flaxseeds).

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