Sesame honey candy, or pasteli, is a traditional Greek confection which combines the simplest of ingredients to create a wholesome, natural treat featuring three simple ingredients: sesame seeds, honey and unrefined sea salt. Often served for Easter, though a charming treat any time of the year, sesame honey candy are dense with sesame flavor and offer pleasantly chewy candy.
Sesame seeds offer a rich source of minerals including calcium and zinc, and they frequently make the list of the best sources of vitamins and minerals. Indeed, sesame seeds are a rich source of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium and magnesium. The hulls of sesame seeds contain oxalates, and, for this reason, I recommend using hulled sesame seeds not only for better mineral absorption, but also for improved flavor.
Heidi Mathat says
The simplicity of this recipe doesn’t reflect its tastiness.
Eva cruz says
I only used 1/4 cup of honey. Still just as good.
Where can I purchase the seeds and is there a special type I need to look for? Can they be purchased at places like WalMart? Thank you for the recipe. 🙂
( : David'sKate : ) says
Easy and amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe!