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Photo of Sesame toffees by WW

Sesame toffees

Total Time
1 hr 30 min
15 min
15 min
These sweet morsels are perfect for a party or as an after-dinner snack. A sprinkling of sesame seeds adds crunch and taste


Caster sugar

1¼ cup(s)


1 tsp

Cream of tartar

½ tsp

Sesame seeds

2 tbs, roasted


  1. Line a 12-hole (1 tablespoon/20ml capacity) mini muf f in tin with squares of baking paper. Place sesame seeds in a small non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook, shaking, for 1–2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  2. Combine sugar, vinegar, cream of tartar and ½ cup (125ml) water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, without stirring, for 5–7 minutes or until light golden (be careful not to let the toffee become too brown, or it will taste burnt). Remove from heat. Set aside for 2 minutes or until bubbles subside.
  3. Transfer toffee mixture to a heatproof jug. Carefully pour into prepared muf f in holes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Set aside for 1 hour or until set.


TIP: Cream of tartar helps stop crystals forming in the toffee, so it remains clear. The longer you cook the toffee mixture, the harder it will be when set.