Ancient Greeks used to love the combination of sesame seeds and honey! So, “pasteli” might be considered as the world’s first energy bar, no? Try it now! It’s simple and delicious!

Serves: 30-35 pieces Preparation: 20′ Cooks in: 20′ Ready in: 40′

1 kg good quality honey
1 kg sesame seeds, toasted nicely
½ cup sugar
rose water (optional)


Step 1
Whizz ¼ of the toasted sesame seeds in a food processor and mix in a bowl with the rest.

Step 2
In a deep frying pan with heavy bottom add honey and sugar. Stir continuously for 5 minutes over medium heat, until ingredients combine well and mixture is semi-hard. Pour a few drops of the mixture in a glass of water. If they don’t dissolve, the mixture is ready. Remove pan from heat and stir in sesame seeds.

Step 3
Empty onto a baking pan wet with a splash of water or rose water. Flatten with the back of a wet spatula to avoid sticking – 1 cm thickness is fine. When half cooled, cut into bars or desired shapes.