Sesame and honey go together in an infinite variety of ways – one of the simplest (but so delicious) combinations is sesame seed brittle. We love how Organic Wilelaiki honey complements the unique flavor or sesame, and lends the brittle a complex and not-too-sweet flavor. Adding baking soda right at the end of cooking creates a lighter, “honeycomb” texture making the brittle nice and crunchy. Just for fun, we mixed in some pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, but you can also replace these with more sesame.
- 1 ½ cups caster sugar
- ½ cup organic wilelaiki honey
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 cup raw sesame seeds
- ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
- ⅛ – ¼ tsp salt (to taste)
- 3 ½ tsp coconut oil
- ½ tsp baking soda
- Set the sugar, honey, salt, and water into a small or medium saucepan. Heat on medium heat and stir until smooth, fully mixed, and starting to bubble. Stir in the raw sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds.
- Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring often, until a candy thermometer reads 300°F (about 15 minutes of cooking). Remove the pan from the heat, and quickly stir in the coconut oil to blend completely. Add baking soda and stir well. The mixture will foam up after you stir in the baking soda, but just stir until it seems to be evenly mixed.
- Pour the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let cool completely, then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container away from heat.