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Quick Sesame Toffee

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling


1-1/4 pounds

This recipe originally came from a friend in Canada. The sesame seeds add a crispy texture and unique flavor to the toffee. It makes a great gift that friends and family are always happy to receive!


  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted, divided
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Evenly spread half of the sesame seeds in a well-greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish; set aside.
  2. In a heavy 2-1/2-qt. saucepan, melt butter. Add sugars and water; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until candy thermometer reads 290° (soft-crack stage). Remove from the heat and stir in baking soda.
  3. Pour over sesame seeds in pan. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds; gently press with a spatula. Cool. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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