Maple Sesame Cany
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Maple Sesame Candy

A crunchy candy made with maple, sesame seeds, and pistachio.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Jewish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: maple sesame candy, pistachio
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 229kcal


  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup pistachios shelled and roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a small saucepan on medium heat, add maple syrup, orange zest, orange juice, and sugar and bring to a simmer.
  • Lower to medium-low and continue to simmer for another five minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in sesame seeds and pistachios.
  • Pour over a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Use a spatula to distribute the candy evenly. It should be a little shy of 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. As ovens vary, be sure to check close to the end of the bake and if the sesame seeds look like they are about to burn, remove the candy from the oven early. 
  • Cool to room temperature. Then, snap into pieces and enjoy!


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 3mg