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Sesame Nut Honey Treats

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (200ml) Capilano pure honey
  • 1 cup (125g) mixed nuts such as Brazil nuts, un-blanched almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts and cashews OR 1, 1/4 cups (125g) walnuts
  • 1 cup (130g) sesame seeds
  • ½ cup (60g) chopped dried cranberries (optional)

Equipment

Large oven tray
Baking paper
Medium (6-8 cup) saucepan
Metal tablespoon
Spray oil
Flat metal tray
Medium metal spatula
Medium sharp knife
Air tight container

Preparation

  1. Heat oven on static 170*C or fan-forced 160*C. Roughly chop nuts of your choice. Place on one side of a baking paper- lined large oven tray. Spread sesame seeds out beside the nuts.
  2. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and set aside.
  3.  Pour honey into a medium saucepan scraping out any excess with a spoon. Bring to the boil, simmer for 7-8 minutes until bubbles appear over the surface and the honey caramelises or acquires a toffee-like consistency.
  4. Remove from heat and whilst honey is hot immediately mix in the nuts, sesame seeds and optional cranberries thoroughly. Place on an oil sprayed flat metal tray. Using a spatula, work quickly to press the hot mixture out to about a 15 cm by 20cm square.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut the warm mixture into 5x 3cm long by 5x4cm wide columns. Cut into portions. Using your hands, quickly roll each into rough balls.
  1. Place in a single layer, 1-2cm apart in a baking paper- lined air tight container to prevent sticking together. Keep in a cool place or refrigerator.

Makes up to 24 treats


      
Note:
To measure honey, use paper towel or a pastry brush to either wipe out or brush a measuring jug or cup container with a thin layer of oil. This allows the honey to pour into the saucepan easily.
Using Capilano Pure Honey the weight for ¾ cup was 240 g. The final mixture was easier to roll into up to 24 Treats based on 15-20g portions