Was doing a bit of spring cleaning. Going through the cabinets and came across a small collection of half-filled jars of honey. Not a bad thing, though said jars were monopolizing prime real estate in my limited cabinet space. Or maybe it was a longing to return to Greece (I ♥ Greece from 2010 -- it's been too long) that steered me in this direction today.
Pasteli is a really simple Greek treat made with honey and sesame seeds. It's an all natural energy bar, the original energy bar. You can add other nuts and/or seeds to suit your taste.
Many recipes for pasteli call for sugar (in addition to the honey), which makes the bars a bit crunchier. My pasteli are made solely with honey. They're pleasantly chewy.
A bit of orange zest is a nice addition. I've seen versions that incorporate orange blossom water which sounds really interesting.
After chilling in the refrigerator, they're much easier to cut...