1 and 1/2 cups Greek Honey
3 cups sesame seeds, raw
1 cup almonds or pistachios
1/2 teaspoon salt
optional: orange zest, 1-2 tablespoons orange juice, cardamom seeds, vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, 177 degrees Celsius.
Spread out the sesame seeds and almonds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the preheated oven to toast.
Toast them for 5-7 minutes on the middle rack.
While the seeds and nuts are toasting, zest the orange and set the zest aside.
Place the honey, salt, and orange juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and cook the sweet mixture about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Chop the toasted almonds into small to medium sized pieces.
Carefully pour the toasted seeds and chopped almonds into the honey mixture along with the orange zest.
Mix everything very well, off the heat, until combined.
Pour the mixture onto a baking dish/pan lined with parchment paper and spread it evenly. Brushing the spatula with olive oil will make it easier to spread the candy mixture.
If you like this dessert thick, use an 8x8 inch baking dish lined with parchment paper.
If you like thinner bars, spread the mixture onto a half sheet baking tray lined with parchment paper or a 9x 13 inch baking dish.
Allow to come to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator for a few hours to harden.
Cut it in your preferred size and shape.