1 c. sesame seeds
1/3 c. pistachios, chopped
1/2 c. honey
1 inch lemon peel slice
1 tsp. lemon juice
dash or two of sugar
Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Brush olive oil onto a spatula. Set aside.
Add the sesame seeds to a small pan, and cook over low heat until lightly golden. Takes about 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat. Set aside.
Add honey, lemon peel, juice, and sugar to a pot. Heat over medium heat until simmering. Then stir continuously for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and carefully remove the lemon peel. Discard the peel.
Immediately add sesames and pistachios to the honey mixture. Mix well. Empty onto prepared baking pan.
Flatten the mixture with the prepared spatula.
Cool at room temperature about 20 minutes until semi hard. Cut into bars. Wrap each bar in wax paper. Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 10-12 bars
The recipe I adapted is from lemonandolives.com.