Sesame Candy Rolls and Strings




Introduction: Sesame Candy Rolls and Strings

About: Like to solve everyday life little problems. I'm curious about things I don't know much. Like to do things that require and allow creativity.

This candy didn't come from nomal me as I don't have a sweet tooth. It was created by motivation to win the Italian Food Contest and love for using sesame seeds in food like the Italian sesame cookies during Christmas time. The result is pleasantly surprising. It may have turned me into a candy eater if all candies are so nutty, so healthy, so easy to make.

To Try this for yourself, you'll need:

1 Mango (I used yellow), peeled, pitted,
1 Orange, peeled, all white strings removed
200g Apricot, sliced

1 package white sesame seeds

Non stick flat bottom pan
Baking pan or sheet (need 2)
Non-stick parchment paper
Kitchen sissors

Step 1: Toast Sesame Seeds

The difference between a cook and a good cook is the difference between sesame seeds and toasted sesame seeds. So toast the seeds first.

I used a GE brand rectangular electric frying pan. The bigger the quicker. Set heat at medium. Stir constantly until sesame seeds slightly changed color. Quickly remove the seeds from the pan and set aside to cool. Once cool, store the seeds in an airtight container and use it often and a lot.

I toasted a lot of it, a whole 1lb salt can (recycle, reuse, reduce!).

Step 2: Puree

Place fruits into blender in the order of orange, mango and apricot.
Pulse a few times, then process at high-smoothie setting.

Step 3: Prepare to Bake

Line two 13 inch by 9 inch baking sheets with non-stick parchment paper. To be further sure, I brushed the paper surface with a slightly oily brush.

Transfer fruits puree into above lined and greased baking sheet. Use a spatula to spread it in a thin consistent layer. The thiner the better is my experience. If you don't have 2 cookie sheets, make a trip to Goodwill before you start this project.  Depending on the size of mango and orange, and the baking sheet or pan you have, if spreading to a whole sheet seems too thin, use fraction of the sheet; if too thick, skim off some puree and just eat it or use it to make a cup of smoothie for you, cooking is hard work:-). Take care of yourself.

Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top in one single layer.   

Step 4: Bake

Bake at your oven's lowest temperature, 140 F is recommended. The lowest of mine is 170 F. It takes about 4 hours for it to set, depending on the thickness. Waiting for it to set is probably the hardest part of this recipe. The good thing is you don't need to do anything with it.

When done, it's leathery, can be lifted as a whole sheet, with the edges maybe drier than the middle.
Flip it upside down on a board as you ought to roll theseeds outside. Roll it up. Wrap in plastic wrap to keep it from drying out if you are not going to cut and serve right away.

Step 5: Serve

Cut it into smaller rolls, cut it into flower petals, leaves, or strings, use them as food decorations. To me, this can be a beautiful thank you treat for a high end restaurant or special occasions, like wedding.

My child and I just loved pulling strings from the plate and ate it and had so much fun.

Step 6: Thanks for Viewing and Voting.

Please vote this instructables for the Italian Food Contest if you liked it.

Have a great week.

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    7 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I haven't seen it anywhere before. It was inspired by the motivation to win Italian Food Contest, love of using sesame seeds in cooking and the color sense at the moment.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Good question. It seems Italian people do eat all the ingredients there. There are similar italian candies in different forms made of fruits. I don't know if there is exact thing in Italy.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Looks good! The only problem I have here is finding the sesame in large amounts. I've been trying to get it but can't find it.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Your local grocery store bulk section should have it. If not, Chinese grocery stores have it. has it. Good Harvest Market should have it. Try a mexican grocery store too. I live in Wisconsin, Pick n Save has it in bulk section.