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kkae gangjeong (sesame crunch)
Kkagangjeong (Sesame crunch)
Cook Time
10 mins

Korean sesame crunch is called kkae gangjeong. It is a variety of Korean traditional sweet treats.  It’s nutty, crunchy and much healthier than most holiday cookies!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 4
Author: Hyosun
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup any roasted nuts
  • Parchment paper
  1. Add the honey, sugar, salt and water to a pan. Stir to mix over medium low heat. Let it bubble up. Continue to cook, without stirring, until it turns light golden brown, 2 - 3 minutes.

    Kkaegangjeong (sesame crunch)
  2. Stir in the sesame seeds and nuts. Stir well until everything is well coated with the syrup.

    Kkaegangjeong (sesame crunch)
  3. Place the mixture between two pieces of parchment paper. Let cool for a minute. Press it down to flatten it. Roll it out with a rolling pin to make a 1/4 to 1/2-thick rectangle. Using a side of a knife, push in the rough sides to make straight lines. Roll it again to a even thickness, as necessary.

    Kkae gangjeong (sesame crunch)
  4. When the crunch is hardened but still slightly warm, cut with a sharp knife into desired sizes.