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Sesame Candy

When I was in Tianjin, China, I saw a great variety of candies on sale at the Food Street (Shipin jie) a shopping mall full of food and sweet snacks.  Many of them had sesame, sweet, soft and chewy.  Well, I couldn't replicate the recipe so just made do with these Sesame Candy, recipe adapted from a book, 50 All Time Favourite Bakes.  These are chewy too but lack the gluey softness which I think came from the 'kao fun', cooked glutinous rice flour.  These are good to snack on especially while watching TV and for more information regarding the good side of  consuming sesame seeds, do check it out  'here'.

Recipe for Sesame Candy


    • 70 gm black sesame seeds
    • 160 gm white sesame seeds
    • 120 gm sugar
    • 50 ml water
    • 3.1/2  tsp Maltose
    • 3/4 tsp vinegar
    1. Fry the sesame seeds separately till fragrant and slightly golden brown.
    2. Boil sugar and water over low heat till sugar is dissolved.  Add in maltose and vinegar, cook over low heat till it thickens.
    3. Add in the fried black and white sesame seeds, quick fry and stir well.
    4. Pour the sesame seeds mixture onto a board (I used a chopping board) lined with parchment paper, then place another sheet of parchment paper on top and quickly roll it flat with a rolling pin. (You'll need to do it fast as the mixture hardens very quickly).
    5. Leave to cool and cut into pieces to serve.
    6. Keep candy in an air-tight container in between parchment paper.
    Note :
    1. Pour a drop of syrup mixture into water for testing.  If it condenses into a soft droplet, then the thickness of the syrup is just right.
    2. Lightly oil the measuring spoon by dabbing some oil from a kitchen paper towel so that the Maltose will not stick onto the spoon.

    I'm linking this post to  Cook-Your-Books #11 hosted by Kitchen Flavours


  1. Hi Cheah
    I would love to have these snacks at all times; placing this at my coffee table so whenever Im watching TV I can have this to munch around. I do love the aromas taste of sesame seeds. I can say this is a healthy snacks.

    1. I dare say that this is a healthy snack but find it a bit heaty if you munch too many :)

  2. Hi Soke Hah, these must be very aromatic as you munch on it. Sesame seeds are my favourite. Wish I could get to taste it right away.

    1. Yes, I like the taste as well as the aroma too.

  3. I like the combination of black and white seeds :) looks nice!

  4. Hi Cheah, Your sesame candy looks pretty with the black and white sesame seeds on it. I'd love to try this too.Bookmark for CNY :)

    1. Thank you, Ann. Yes, I'm thinking of making this for CNY too!

  5. Hi Cheah,
    A lovely snack indeed and looks addictive too! Cannot stop at just a piece!
    I love sesame seeds snacks!
    Thanks for linking!

    1. You're most welcome, Joyce. So kind of you to extend the link.

  6. Those sesame treats must be quite addictive!

  7. Hi Sokehah Cheah , the candy is great for snacks without all the calories , thanks for sharing :)

  8. Black and White Sesame Candy now that' s a first for me Cheah! I have a feeling these could be very addictive. I only wish I had them last night for when I was watching Elementary on TV. They would have been just perfect! Thank you so much for sharing, Cheah...

    1. You're most welcome, Louise. They can be very addictive.

  9. this is a nice flavour for candy...i once tried a recipe from a book, something quite similiar to this but tak jadi...! i guess i did not get the syrup consistency right :)

    1. Maybe... must test the consistency of the syrup mixture. Never mind, can try again!

  10. Hi Cheah, I bought this in Shanghai, it has to be kept very air tight otherwise they stick together and became really hard to eat! Tastewise is nice!

    1. I stacked them up between layers of parchment paper. Yes, tastewise is nice, must admit.


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