Private Recipe


a recipe by
Raven Higheagle
Prescott, AZ

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.

serves Serves 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For kozinaki

  • 7 oz
    peeled sunflower seeds
  • 7 oz
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp

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.