Crunchy Sesame and Flax Seed Candy is delicious! It is a high-fibre treat that is as healthy as candy can be. The sweet taste of the honey, combined with the distinctive taste of sesame, make this an irresistible treat.
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- 50 g Honey - [See good to know section.]
- 50 g Brown Sugar
- 20 g Flax Seeds
- 80 g Hulled Toasted Sesame Seeds
Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Cooking Pot
- Offset Palette Knife
- Cookie Sheet - You can also use a cutting board.
- Parchment Paper
- Cooking Spray
- Weigh your ingredients.
- Cover your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Spray some cooking spray on the parchment paper.
- Put the cooking pot on the stove over medium heat.
- Add the sugar and honey. Keep mixing until the sugar dissolves. This will take about 5 minutes.
- Once the sugar has dissolved, add the seeds.
- Let the mixture simmer for about 7 minutes while you keep stirring regularly.
- Spray your palette knife with cooking spray.
- Spread out the mixture on the covered baking sheet, using your palette knife. If the mixture starts to stick to your palette knife re-spray it with cooking spray.
- Once spread-out, the mixture should be about half a centimetre thick. If possible, try to spread it out in a way that creates straight edges. This way, your candies will all have similar shapes.
- While the mixture is still warm, cut the candies into diamonds or squares. You do not need to cut all the way through. [See good to know section.]
- Let the candies cool down for 15 minutes to 20 minutes.
- Break the candies into pieces and enjoy your Crunchy Sesame and Flax Seed Candies!
Good to know
- Storing: Make sure to store your candies in an airtight container if you are not eating all of them right away.
- Shelf life: The candy will stay good for several weeks if stored correctly.
- Vegan: To make this recipe vegan, use maple syrup instead of honey. If you do that, let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes, instead of 7.
- Organic: To make this recipe organic, only use organic ingredients.
- Cutting the candies: When you cut the candies, use a scraper and chopper or even a ruler (if you use a ruler, make sure it is clean!). It will make it easier to cut the diamonds into similar shapes. To prevent the mixture sticking to the tool, spray it with cooking spray before you start cutting.
- Tip: Do not use a sharp knife to cut the candies into pieces. You might damage your cookie sheet. Again; there is no need to cut the slab of candy all the way through. You are only ”cutting” it into the shapes so that you can neatly break it into the shapes you want it to be.
Nutritional Information per Portion
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If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fibre? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
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*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.