It occurred to me about halfway through my recent candy-making spree that I was going to want something to nibble on that wasn't just a wad of sugar and butter.
Fortunately these lentil snacks are still delicious. Also, look at all those comments! People used to stumble across this place by accident. Amazing. It is a pity that all my site-moving antics mean that I have utterly lost the meager Google position I once had. Oh well -- no one's fault but my own, to be sure.
This version was truly a cultural mishmash, but still excellent. As the commenters on that old post observed, this is a very forgiving recipe. There was no tarragon, fresh or dried, in the house, and none of that Hungarian red pepper paste either. I left out the fresh herb component altogether and used about 3/4 teaspoon of pre-made Thai red curry paste in place of the Hungarian stuff.
I was also too lazy to form the traditional little ovals you see pictured in the original post. Instead I used a little scoop made for portioning out cookie dough, which had the additional advantage of leaving my hands clean.