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Ma’s Benne Candy

  • Author: Jennifer Stewart
  • Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


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