Try our Delicious Pastelli Recipe!

We think you’ll love this Mediterranean Diet breakfast recipe for Pastelli, a sweet treat that goes back to the days of ancient Greece. It is simple and delicious. As a bonus, it is also easy to prepare. These candies go perfectly with a cup of tea or as an after-dinner light dessert. You can cut them into any size to enjoy just a bit of sweetness in your day. These ingredients also have some great nutritional value, especially as compared to other candies.

Pastelli Gift

Christine, our Mediterranean Living Wellness Manager, made a bunch of these as gifts around the holidays. Wrap them in parchment and place in a cute box with ribbon for a beautiful and gift worthy treat. With these ingredients, they will keep fresh for quite some time.



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Koula Barydakis
4 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 166 kcal


  • 1/2 pound honey
  • 1/2 pound sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp. rose water (optional)


  • Heat honey for 10 minutes on low heat in a small sauce pan. Add sesame seeds and mix well for an additional 10 minutes. Add a Tbsp of rose water, if you like.
  • Line a large casserole dish with parchment paper. Empty the sesame and honey mix onto the parchment and flatten with a wooden spoon.
  • Let the candy cool for 30 minutes and then cut into small pieces.


Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 185mgIron: 3mg
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About the Author: Koula Barydakis
Koula Barydakis was born into a long tradition of eating and living Mediterranean on the Greek island of Crete. She is a chef who has worked in many of the top restaurants in Crete and in Greek Town in Toronto, Canada. Koula is the co-author of “Foods of Crete, Traditional Recipes of the Healthiest People in the World” and is currently completing her second cookbook. Koula teaches cooking classes to tourists in Crete and has been hired to teach classes in other countries as well.
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