Assalya, Sesame and honey bars

  • Asma
  • on December 30, 2020
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Asalya or what we can describe as sesame bars can be said to be a traditional Mediterranean dessert that everyone loves and can’t resist. This sweet dessert is basically an Egyptian sweet dessert that doesn’t need more than a few affordable ingredients sesame, honey, flour and vinegar. Sesame is known for its high nutritional value and for being greatly used everywhere in the Middle East. This recipe serves as a snack as well.


Assalya, Sesame and honey bars

Print Recipe
CuisineEgyptian Recipes, middle eastern
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings6 people


  • 1 cup of Molasses or black treacle
  • 1 cup of black honey
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup of flour
  • 1/2 Cup of crushed peanut starch
  • 1 Cup of Roasted sesame


  • Mix the molasses or black treacle with the sugar, the glucose honey, the flour, the starch and the oil in large heavy non-stick skillet or in a large saucepan on a medium heat
  • Add the vinegar and stir your mixture until it starts boiling; then add in the baking soda
  • Sprinkle a prepared large tray with sesame; then spread the mixture
  • Top with the peanuts on the surface add peanuts to the face
  • Cut lengthwise into bars; and let cool for about 10 minutes
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious assalya dessert!


Nutrition Information
Calories: 247.5, Fat: 14.1g, Carbohydrates: 30.6g, Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g, Protein: 3.1g
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