Matcha Roast Sesame Brittle (Vegan)

May 16, 2023

This tasty take marries the earthy flavour of matcha powder (green tea) with the sweetness of maple syrup & the nuttiness of roasted black and white sesame seeds

NOTE: If you don't have maple syrup handy, a non vegan version can be made subbing honey for the maple syrup.

Recipe created for Nuttelex by the talented Chef Berlinda



2 tsp Nuttelex

150g castor sugar

80g maple syrup

2 tsp matcha powder

1 pinch salt

1 tbsp water

50g roasted white sesame seeds

50g roasted black sesame seeds

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 baking soda


small pot

lined baking tray

cooling rack

food thermometer


1Combine sugar, maple syrup/honey, matcha powder, water and salt in a small pot. Cook on medium heat and stir until it gradually forms a smooth slurry.

2Add in the roasted black & white sesame, stir constantly for about 5 to 10 minutes. Place a food thermometer in the mixture, until it reaches about 120-130°C.

3Remove pot from heat and stir in Nuttelex & vanilla extract till melted.

4Add baking soda and combine well. The mixture will foam up as it reacts with the acid from the caramelisation of the sugar.

5Pour the mixture into a 8 or 9 inch metal tray with a well-lined baking sheet and set aside on a cooling rack.

6Once cooled & hardened, break or slice the sesame slab into bite-sized pieces and serve or place in airtight container.