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This dessert is one of most popular ones of Russian children since at least 19th century. It is more or less a sunflower seed brittle. When I was in Russia, Kozinaki was sold on the streets. It is very good and easy to make.


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Serves 8
10 Min
15 Min
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How to Make Kozinaki


  1. Stir-fry the sunflower seeds on a dry skillet.
  2. Pour the sugar, lemon juice, and water into a sauce-pan with a thick bottom, and heat on a low heating until you get a gold-colored syrup.
  3. Pour seeds into syrup, and stir well.
  4. Place on a baking paper, or other non-sticking surface, and make an even layer.
  5. Cut into rectangles while hot, and let to cool.
  6. Keep in a glass can under a lid for up to 2 weeks.

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About Kozinaki

Course/Dish: Nuts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Eastern European
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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