Sesame Coasted Majoun- Healthy Moroccan Raisin Nut Candies

When I first tasted these sweet raisin-nut candies I wondered whether Lara Merriken, creator of Lärabar, had been to Morocco and whether she used majoun as her inspiration for her energy bars.  Probably not- but they do have a very similar taste and texture.

I should mention that most majoun in Morocco are actually hashish candy.  So for those of you who ended up here through a google search expecting a different kind of recipe, I hate to disappoint but these little goodies are very much cannabis-free.  Sorry about that.

They are, however, full of honey-ginger-sesame flavor.  My honey-eating vegan friends (sorry, I probably don’t want to start that debate here) can substitute coconut oil for the butter to make these vegan-friendly.  These are also the kind of recipe that seems infinitely adaptable… use some pecans in place of the walnut, roll the balls in shredded coconut, change up the spices, etc., etc.  I’m thinking a version of these will become a go-to hiking snack around here.


Sesame Coasted Majoun- Healthy Moroccan Raisin Nut Candies

Yield: 4-6 snack-sized servings


* 2 cups blanched almonds
* 1/2 cup walnuts
* 1 cup raisins
* 1/3 cup honey
* 2 Tablespoons butter
* 1 teaspoon ground ginger
* pinch cinnamon
* approximately 1/4 cup sesame seeds to coat


Blend the blanched almonds, walnuts and raisins in a food processor or high-speed blender until they form a coarse, slightly sticky mixture. Heat the honey and butter in a large pan over medium-low heat until the butter is melted. Add the raisin nut mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.

Let cool slightly. Roll the mixture into about a dozen small balls. Roll each ball in the sesame seeds to coat.

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5 Responses to “Sesame Coasted Majoun- Healthy Moroccan Raisin Nut Candies”

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    Anonymous — June 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    This looks so delicious… Definitely trying it this week. :) Thanks for this post!



  2. #
    Bruce — November 17, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Thanks for a great candy Recipe
    Christmas Candy Recipe


  3. #
    Colorado — August 23, 2014 at 6:07 am

    When in Colorado or Washington State – For the cannabis version, add 1/2 ounce of cannabis flowers. Remove all stems and seeds, finely grind the flowers, and cook in a pan over low heat in 2 T butter (very low heat) or (better) coconut oil. Cook slowly until brown but not burned. 15-30 minutes. The slower and lower the better as that unlocks the medicinal qualities of the cooked herb. Divide into SMALL pieces – 25 or so for this recipe. Be aware that any effects will take 60-90 minutes to be felt. Don’t eat a second one until you understand the strength, at at least 2 hours. Best a couple hours before bedtime. You will want a nap and will have a wonderful sleep. It’s the ultimate treat for when you have a bad cold or an injury and need to sleep.


    • Cate — October 4th, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

      Ha! Glad you were able to tweak the recipe to your liking :)


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    Colorado — August 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

    then, add that to the above recipe and mix very well to be sure of consistent dosage of herbal goodness.


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