Our Tuxedo Sesame Seed Blend gives this brittle major presentation points. Baking soda (which is alkaline) will react to naturally forming acids as the sugar caramelizes, creating tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide that maximize the candy's crisp, crunchy texture. Sprinkle the cooling brittle with flakes of Fleur de Sel for an added salty crunch.

Prep time: 0 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 20 min

Caramel Sugar-Tuxedo Sesame Brittle
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 20 servings


  1. Add sugar to heavy bottomed saucepan with 1 tablespoon water. Cook to syrup consistency with light amber color. Add honey and stir to smooth out syrup. Stir in nutmeg and salt.

  2. Stir in sesame seeds and add vanilla paste and butter, stirring until butter is completely melted. Stir in baking soda (mixture may foam and bubble), then pour out on well-greased baking sheet. Cool completely.

  3. Break cooled candy in 1/2-inch pieces.