Halva (Halawa)


This sesame fudge is a very traditional dessert along the Mediterranean. Often, different types of nuts and chocolate are added to it for flavor.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 251
Fat 15g
Saturated fat 2g
Carbohydrates 30g
Sodium 8mg
Fiber 2g
Protein 5g
Cholesterol 0mg

Halva (Halawa)

4 cups
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 1[1/2] cups honey
  • 1[1/2] cups tahini paste
  • 1 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped


Pour honey into a saucepan, set over low heat, and bring to 240ºF.

In another saucepan over low heat, bring tahini paste to 120ºF.

In a bowl, whisk together heated honey and tahini paste until smooth. Fold in pistachios.

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Pour tahini mixture into the loaf pan, and refrigerate for 2 days to set.

Cut halva into bite-size pieces, and serve.

Tasty Tip
If you don't like pistachios, you can replace them with any other nut you like. Or for a more indulgent dessert, replace the pistachios with chocolate chips.

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