This buttery benne brittle candy is filled with toasted benne seeds (sesame) and is made right in your microwave in less than 10 minutes!
1/2 cup Karo light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup Benne (sesame seeds, toasted)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
11/2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
In a dry pan, add your benne seeds and toast on low for about 6 minutes or until fragrant and just starting to turn brown.
Watch carefully as they burn very easily!
I try to toast all the seeds I have on hand to save time for the next batch.
Toasting all your seeds and nuts at one time makes a great shortcut for your future recipes!
Line a baking sheet pan with a silicone baking sheet or a sheet of parchment paper sprayed with non-stick spray.
In a large 6-8 cup microwave-safe, glass bowl, add the sugar and Karo corn syrup.
Stir to combine and microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes.
Pull out (will be hot) and stir in the toasted benne seeds.
Mix and microwave on high for another 2 1/2 minutes.
Take out o the microwave and add salt, vanilla, and butter.
Stir and microwave a third time for 1 1/2 minutes.
Quickly after removing, stir in baking soda.
Immediately, because it will start to harden quickly, pour on prepared pan and spread out best you can.
I use a spatula or cake decorating off-set spatula sprayed with non-stick spray.
Candy will harden in about 10 minutes.
When cool, break into bite-sized pieces and place in air-tight container.
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- Category: Dessert, Candy
- Method: microwave
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Sesame Seeds, Candy, Treats