Sesame Brittle

Mama Jim Jim

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    one

    13 x 18 in sheet pan
    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in

Joon: Persian Cooking Made Simple

Joon

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2015

  • About

This type of brittle—made with sugar, honey, and various nuts and seeds, such as pistachios, almonds, and sesame—has been popular throughout the Middle East since ancient times. In Iran, it is called sohan asali (honey crunch) or mama jim jim; and in Afghanistan, it is known as hasteh-ye shirin (sweet kernel). In Masuleh, by the Caspian, I recently tasted several varieties of cookies, all made from sesame seeds.