kkae gangjeong (sesame crunch)
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Kkagangjeong (Sesame crunch)

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!
Cook Time10 mins
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


  • 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)
  • Stir in the sesame seeds and nuts. Stir well until everything is well coated with the syrup.
    Kkaegangjeong (sesame crunch)
  • 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)
  • When the crunch is hardened but still slightly warm, cut with a sharp knife into desired sizes.