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Benne Brittle


2 ounces milk

6 ounces butter

¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

3 tablespoons corn syrup

½ teaspoon salt

2½ cups sesame seeds (use a combination on black and white benne seeds for more pizzazz)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil first 5 ingredients together. Stir in seeds and chill overnight. Note that batter may separate as it sits in the cooler and may need to be stirred before using.
  3. Scoop tablespoon-sized drops of batter onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. Using a rubber spatula or clean hands, smash down the batter into discs. Bake until golden brown. Store in an airtight container.
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