Sesame snaps – a snappy snack

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This treat is very easy to make and although not something to eat every day, it satisfies the occasional (or frequent) cravings we all have for sweet things. It’s quite nutty in flavour because of all the sesame seeds. It’s also gluten free, so great to take to a party if you or someone in your family is a coeliac or eats gluten free. I like a small piece with a cup of tea, or with nuts and dried fruit as a snack. Because it involves making a caramel with sugar, I wouldn’t let young children make it, although my kids, when they were smaller, were fascinated by the process of sugar turning into caramel. Enjoy!

Makes about 24 pieces (around 3 cm square)

1 cup caster sugar
100g sesame seeds

Put the sugar into a small saucepan over a low heat. Do not stir but swirl the pan occasionally until the sugar melts and turns a golden caramel colour. Using a metal spoon, stir through the sesame seeds until they are well mixed in. Quickly tip out onto a metal tray lined with silicon paper and smooth out to about 3 mm thick with a palette knife. When cold, break into irregular pieces and store in an air tight container.

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