Black Leather

Black Leather

Sticky sweet mineral rich striking black sesame candy - a fun treat for Halloween too.

Source: 

Patty

Ingredients / Directions: 
  • Grind and set aside:
    1 c back sesame seeds
  • Combine in a heavy pot:
    1/4 c honey (or agave nectar)
    1/4 c blackstrap molasses
  • Boil and cook to the hard ball stage (250-266F or 121-130C).
  • Remove from heat and stir in ground sesame seeds.
  • Sprinkle another 1/4 c black sesame seeds on a silicone mat (or parchment paper).
  • Put the hot candy on top, cover with another silicone mat, and roll to flatten the candy a bit.
  • Remove the top mat, sprinkle more sesame seeds on top, put the mat back on, and roll outwards to desired thickness.
  • Peel warm candy off mat and move to cutting board.
  • Cut into desired shapes (I cut mine into strips, put them on their sides and bunched them).
  • Store in a covered container with parchment/wax paper or plastic wrap between layers.