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Sesame Toffee

I make more cakes and cookies than candy, but I love to stir up a batch of this toffee for Christmas because it's so easy!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3/4 pound


  • 2 teaspoons plus 3/4 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted


  • Line a 15x10x1-in. pan with foil and grease the foil with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Grease the sides of a large heavy saucepan with 2 teaspoons butter. Add the corn syrup and remaining butter; cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Add sugar and sesame seeds; cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir until mixture turns a golden brown and a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage).
  • Pour into prepared pan (do not scrape sides of saucepan). Spread evenly. Cool; break into pieces.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 ounce-weight: 102 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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