Julie's Sweet Seed Candies

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Similar to the traditional Greek sesame candy “Pasteli,” which is made with honey and sesame seeds, these superfood sweets take advantage of yacon syrup’s even more intricate taste and healthy perks. Crunchy and chewy at the same time, these natural candies are addictingly delicious. If you can not apply for pre-roasted/toasted sesame seeds, utilize raw ones– just pop them in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees ahead of time.

For the Candies:

½ cup yacon syrup

¼ cup hemp seeds

½ cup toasted sesame seeds


Instructions: Oil a baking tray.

Over medium-low heat, warm the yacon syrup for a minute up until it gets bubbly. Reduce the heat to low, include the seeds, and simmer for 3-4 minutes longer, stirring continuously.

Spread the blend onto the pre-oiled tray into about a 1/4 inch layer. Let cool totally (about 15-20 minutes). Use kitchen area scissors to cut into squares or desired shape. Makes about 2 dozen candies.

healthy benefits: gluten-free, calcium, protein, important fatty acids, reduced(er) sugar, prebiotics (healthy food digestion)