Sesame and honey healthy snack
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Sesame and Honey Healthy Snack

Nothing better than a healthy processed sugar-free snack. These traditional Greek sesame-honey treats named "pasteli" are the perfect energy booster.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek sesame honey healthy snack
Servings: 4
Author: Sylia


  • cups sesame seeds
  • ¾ cup honey
  • orange or lemon peels
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cloves


  • In a pan, cook the sesame seeds over low to medium heat. Stir continuously for 5 minutes until lightly golden brown. Remove from heat and stir some more until seeds cool down.
  • In a small pot add honey, orange or lemon peels, cinnamon, cloves and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove peels and cloves and mix well seeds with honey.
  • Line a lightly greased parchment paper, pour the mixture and place another greased parchment paper on it (like a sesame sandwich). Place the mixture in silicone molds (providing cavities are not too big) or on a pan or on a table using a rolling pin to spread it out.
  • Use your imagination and give the desired thickness and shape.
  • Let it cool for about half an hour and carefully remove the top sheet. Use a knife to cut in shapes you prefer. Store them in airtight food container preferably with parchment paper between them.