Honey Sesame Candy

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Here are some ‘sweet facts’ about honey!

Honey possesses antimicrobial properties due to its low pH and some honey even has hydrogen peroxide!

These benefits are best demonstrated topically, making honey a choice for those who are doing DIY wound care for scrapes and bumps, natural acne spot treatment, or even topically for dandruff!

Honey has potential acute and chronic anti-inflammatory benefits due to nitric oxide inhibition.

Contains antioxidants, flavonoids and phenolic acids that may reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.

All of the above may have benefits in cases of ulcerative colitis!

In rat studies, there was a reduced gastric index , protected the gastric mucosa from lesions, and preserved gastric mucosal glycoprotein after ingestion of Manuka honey.

BEWARE: Honey is high FODMAP so many cause symptoms of IBS!

HONEY IS SUGAR! Discuss your sugar intake with your practitioner.



  • In a small sauce pan, bring honey to a boil. It will look white and froth on top – this is normal! 
  • Add sesame seeds, constantly stirring
  • Bring the mixture to a boil
  • Lower the heat to low
  • Add cinnamon and vanilla and mix thoroughly
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat
  • Lay out a large piece of parchment paper onto a baking sheet pain to completed cover the bottom
  • CAREFULLY pour the hot honey and sesame mixture onto the parchment paper, using a spatula to scoop it all out onto the parchment
  • Use the spatula, spread the mixture out into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick
  • Allow candy to cool to room temperature, then place the entire pain in the refrigerator for about 2 hours, or until the candy is solid but malleable
  • Using kitchen sheers, cut the candy AND PARCHMENT on the bottom into small, bite-sized pieces
    • The candy will be sticky so the parchment allows for stacking and can removed just prior to eating a piece of the candy
  • Keep candy, stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and freezer for up to 3 months – it won’t last that long, trust me!


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